from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonmotile, gram-positive bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia, associated with meningitis and other infectious diseases.
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- n. A gram-positive bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, that causes pneumonia and other infectious diseases
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A form of micrococcus found in the sputum (and elsewhere) of persons suffering with pneumonia, and thought to be the cause of this disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A diplococcus which is regarded as the causative factor of acute croupous pneumonia. Also termed diplococcus pneumoniæ or Fraenkel's pneumococcus. See diplococcus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans
Protection against pneumococcus is mediated by antibodies directed against the pneumococcal polysaccharide.
(link) One pneumococcus is enough to spoil a party, alas.
By studying the lungs of 77 patients that died from confirmed H1N1 flu, they were able to document the involvement of bacteria from 29% of the patients, and one bacterium, called pneumococcus, was responsible for almost half of the bacterial infections.
A bacteria called pneumococcus that accounts for about 1.5 million worldwide deaths each year on its own, is one of the most common bacterial causes of these pneumonia cases.
Pneumococcus Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus, kills more than 1 million children a year around the world.
And the extra one we want to talk about is pneumococcus, which is a dangerous bacterial infection.
It is a tiny, inoffensive-looking little organism, of an oval or lance-head shape, which, after masquerading under as many aliases as a confidence man, has finally come to be called the pneumococcus, for short, or "lung germ."
China, we also developed the 24-valent PPV to cover one more serotype of pneumococcus, which is one of the top three most prevalent pneumococcus bacteria in China, and therefore has the potential to provide more extensive vaccine protection to the Chinese population.
"Streptococcus pneumoniae, commonly known as pneumococcus, is responsible for half the cases of bacterial meningitis in humans," said the study's senior author, Victor Nizet,
Remember, bacteria such as pneumococcus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can also cause meningitis.