from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of bacteria found in various organic fluids, especially in those those of the stomach, associated with certain diseases. The individual organisms undergo division along two perpendicular partitions, so that multiplication takes place in two directions, giving groups of four cubical cells. Also used adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of schizomycetous fungi or bacteria, closely allied to the genus Bacterium.
- n. [lowercase] Pl. sarcinæ (-nē). A fungus of the genus Sarcina.
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