Definition of diplococcus in English:
noun (plural diplococci ˌdɪplə(ʊ)ˈkɒk(s)ʌɪˌdɪplə(ʊ)ˈkɒk(s)iː)
A bacterium that occurs as pairs of cocci, e.g. pneumococcus.
- 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:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.