Definition of diplococcus in English:

diplococcus

Syllabification: dip·lo·coc·cus
Pronunciation: /ˌdiplōˈkäkəs
 
/

noun (plural diplococci /-ˈkäk(s)ī, -(s)ē/)

A bacterium that occurs as pairs of cocci, e.g., pneumococcus.
More example sentences
  • If the smear shows Gram negative intracellular diplococci, the patient is treated for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to cover the possibility of a mixed infection.
  • Dexamethasone therapy should be continued following test results only if gram-positive diplococci are found in the CSF Gram stain, or if cultures reveal Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  • Shortly before he left, however, a call from an excited microbiologist confirmed the presence of Gram negative diplococci in both blood and cerebrospinal fluid culture.

Definition of diplococcus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day dissonant
Pronunciation: ˈdɪs(ə)nənt
adjective
lacking harmony