n.; pl. pneumococci
the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is associated with pneumonia and pneumococcal meningitis.
pneumococcal adj.

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  • Pneumococcus — Pneu mo*coc cus, n. [See {Pneumo }, and {Coccus}.] (Biol.) A form of micrococcus found in the sputum (and elsewhere) of persons suffering with pneumonia, and thought to be the cause of this disease. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pneumococcus — Pneumococcus, Vulgärname des als Erreger der Lungenentzündung angesehenen Bacterium pneumoniae Mig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • pneumococcus — ► NOUN (pl. pneumococci) ▪ a bacterium associated with pneumonia and some forms of meningitis. DERIVATIVES pneumococcal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • pneumococcus — [no͞o΄mō käk′əs, nyo͞o΄mō käk′əs] n. pl. pneumococci [no͞o΄mōkäk′sī΄, nyo͞o΄mōkäk′sī΄] [ModL: see PNEUMO & COCCUS] a bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that is a cause of certain diseases, as pneumonia pneumococcal [no͞o΄mōkäk′əl,… …   English World dictionary

  • Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) — A type of bacterium that comes in pairs and is shaped like a lancet (a surgical knife with a short wide two edged blade). Pneumococcus is the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia and otitis media (middle ear infections) and an important… …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumococcus — noun (plural pneumococci) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1890 a bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that causes an acute pneumonia involving one or more lobes of the lung • pneumococcal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pneumococcus — pneumococcal /nooh meuh kok euhl, nyooh /, pneumococcic /nooh meuh kok sik, nyooh /, pneumococcous /nooh meuh kok euhs, nyooh /, adj. /nooh meuh kok euhs, nyooh /, n., pl. pneumococci / kok suy, see/. a bacterium, Diplococcus pneumoniae, causing… …   Universalium

  • pneumococcus — noun A gram positive bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, that causes pneumonia and other infectious diseases See Also: coccus …   Wiktionary

  • pneumococcus — SYN: Streptococcus pneumoniae. [G. pneumon, lung, + kokkos, berry (coccus)] Fraenkel p. SYN: Streptococcus pneumoniae. * * * pneu·mo·coc·cus .n(y)ü mə käk əs n, pl coc·ci käk .(s)ī a bacterium of the genus Streptococcus (S. pneumoniae …   Medical dictionary

  • Pneumococcus — Pneu|mococcus vgl. Pneumokokkus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • pneumococcus — n. bacteria that causes pneumonia nuːməʊ kÉ‘kÉ™s / njuːməʊ kÉ’k …   English contemporary dictionary

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