Definitions for pneumococcal-ˈkɒk əl; -ˈkɒk sɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pneu•mo•coc•cusˌnu məˈkɒk əs, ˌnyu-; -ˈkɒk saɪ, -si(n.)(pl.)-coc•ci

  1. a bacterium, Streptococcus (Diplococcus) pneumoniae, that invades the respiratory tract and is a major cause of pneumonia.

    Category: Microbiology

Origin of pneumococcus:

1885–90; < NL; see pneumo -, -coccus

pneu`mo•coc′cal-ˈkɒk əl; -ˈkɒk sɪk(adj.)pneu`mo•coc′cic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pneumococcal(adj)

    of or derived from or caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus


  1. pneumococcal(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to or caused by a pneumococcus bacterium


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