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coccus

[′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A form of eubacteria which are more or less spherical in shape.
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Changes in Neisseria meningitidis disease epidemiology in the United States, 1998-2007: implications for prevention of meningo coccal disease.
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.
Geographical differences in invasive pneumo coccal disease rates and serotype frequency in young children.