from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nonmotile, gram-positive bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia and is a cause of meningitis and other infectious diseases.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A diplococcus which is regarded as the causative factor of acute croupous pneumonia. Also termed diplococcus pneumoniæ or Fraenkel's pneumococcus. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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.
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- noun A
gram-positive bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, that causes pneumoniaand other infectious diseases
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- noun bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans
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pneumo- + -coccus
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