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coccus

[′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A form of eubacteria which are more or less spherical in shape.
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Association of respiratory virus activity and environmental factors with the incidence of invasive pneumo coccal disease.
Linezolid was approved in 2000 for treatment of gram-positive coccal infections.
1957 Cutaneous disease in butchers; later believed to be a strepto- coccal or staphylococcal infection.