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Definitions of coccus

  1. any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (Coccus cacti). Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A form of bacteria, shaped like a globule. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (cacti). Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A genus of hemipterous insects; a cell or capsule. See Cochineal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Sing. of cocci, which see. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  8. [Greek] Sing. of cocci, q.v. na
  9. kok'us, n. one of the carpels or seed-vessels of a dry fruit: (zool.) a genus of insects in the order Hemiptera, and type of a family including many forms injurious to plants, and a few others useful to man.--n. COCC'ULUS, a tropical genus of climbing plants (Menispermaceæ).--COCCULUS INDICUS, a drug consisting of the dried fruit of Anamirta cocculus, having narcotic and poisonous properties--yielding picrotoxin. [L.,--Gr. kokkos, a berry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Coccus cacti-c. Americanus, Coccus cacti. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  11. [Latin]A genus of insects, one species of which (C. cacti) produces cochineal (C., U. S., B. P.). See also Kermes. na
  12. [Latin] A micrococcus. na
  13. A spheroidal bacterial cell-form, such as macrococcus, micrococcus, streptococcus, gonococcus, etc. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. A berry or a berrylike fruit; also a kernel of grain. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  15. A spherical bacterium, a micrococcus. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. A shell or separate carpel of a dried fruit. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. Of the U. S. Ph. and Br. Ph., cochineal, the dried female insect, Pseudococcus cacti. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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