As`co*coc"cus (#), n.; pl. Ascococci (#). [NL., fr. Gr. bladder, bag + kernel.] Biol.

A form of micrococcus, found in putrid meat infusions, occurring in peculiar masses, each of which is inclosed in a hyaline capsule and contains a large number of spherical micrococci.

 

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