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Related to coccus: lactobacillus, Coccus cacti
  • noun

Synonyms for coccus

any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria

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epidermidis is a non-motile, Gram-positive coccus that is part of the normal resident human skin microflora (Kong, 2011).
Common remedies for whooping cough include Anacardium, Antimonium tartaricum, Coccus cacti, Cuprum metallicum, Drosera rotundifolia, and Ipecac, according to Amy E.
Isolate Sediment Gram Shape Colony Appearance Source Stain AS5 - A LMT-050 + bacillus transparent, small, round, smooth AS5 - B ABC + bacillus transparent, small, round, smooth AS5 - C South Bay + bacillus ivory, small, irregular, smooth AS5 - D LMT-051 - cocco-bacillus ivory, small, irregular smooth AS5 - E LMT-050 - coccus transparent, small, round, smooth AS5 - F LMT-050 + coccus ivory, round with filaments, smooth AS5 - G LMT-050 - cocco-bacillus ivory clear, small, irregular, smooth AS5 - H LMT-051 + coccus white, small,, round, smooth AS5 - I LMT-050 - cocco-bacillus white, small, irregular, smooth AS5 - J LMT-050 - bacillus transparent, small, round, smooth AS5 - K LMT-050 + coccus ivory, small, irregular, filamentous AS5 - L LMT-050 + coccus transparent, small, round, smooth
catheter-associated infection with a vancomycin-resistant gram-positive coccus of the Leuconostoc sp.
Veillonella is a small non-motile, non-fermentative, obligate anaerobic Gram negative coccus universally present in the upper airways, mouth, gastrointestinal tract and vagina in humans.
Some of these people may have the antibiotic resistant strain of it, which is known as methicillin resistant staphylo- coccus aureus (MRSA).
This soft-bodied, six-legged critter, Coccus viridis, feeds on gardenia, citrus, and a host of other plants--including its namesake, coffee.
Today we know them as Dactylopius coccus, or simply as cochineal.
Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus Costa; Hemiptera: Dactylopidae) is a sessile parasitic insect living on cladodes of prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica Miller; Cactaceae) and has been used as a source of natural dyes in Mesomerica and the Andean area since pre-Columbian times.