Coc"cus (?), n.; pl. Cocci (#). [NL., fr. Gr. grain, seed. See Cochineal.]

1. Bot.

One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit.

2. Zool.

A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (Coccus cacti).

3. Biol.

A form of bacteria, shaped like a globule.

 

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