How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"coccus" is from "kokkos" (grain or berry) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A word ending that indicates a spherical microorganism. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Cryptococcus species are common on leaf surfaces.|
|Healthy people who have no symptoms of illness sometimes carry the meningococcus in their noses and throats.|