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coccus

[′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A form of eubacteria which are more or less spherical in shape.
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The name 'mutans' was chosen because of its tendency to exhibit both coccal and rod shaped (mutant) cell morphology.
Winter assemblages were characterized by small flagellates from the genera such as Cryptomonas, Rhodomonas, Chrysochromulina, other small flagellates, and some coccal green algae.
Target of such exposure may serve as a special subset of T - cells, which are found in the circulation (10% of all T - lymphocytes) and populate the epidermis as mezhepitelial dendritic gamma - delta T cells (u5T - cells), recognize their right gamma delta receptor microbial (eg, staphylococci - coccal toxin) and own (expressed by stress or inflammation) protein and non-protein antigenic determinants and play a key role in the protection of keratinocytes from microbial invasion and inflammatory alterations [6, 7, 8].
Identification of Gram-Positive Coccal and Cocobacillary Vancomicin-Resistant Bacteria.
Strepto coccal outbreaks and erythrogenic toxin type A.
* Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) is a non-suppurative, immunologically mediated complication of group A beta-haemolytic strepto coccal infections.
Study group Alcohol consumption Cigarette smoker Results N % N % Atypia 4 8 6 12 Hyperkeratosis 5 10 7 14 Coccal infections 9 18 9 18 Actinomyces infections 7 14 6 12 HPV(infected cells) 0 0 0 0 Monilia 0 0 0 0 No cytological changes 25 50 22 44 Total 50 100 50 100 Study group Cigarette and alcohol abuse Control group Results N % N % Atypia 7 14 0 0.0 Hyperkeratosis 10 20 0 0.0 Coccal infections 16 32 6 12.0 Actinomyces infections 8 16 0 0.0 HPV(infected cells) 2 4 0 0.0 Monilia 1 2 0 0.0 No cytological changes 6 12 44 88.0 Total 50 100 200 100