nounWord forms: plural ˈcocˌci (ˈkɑkˌsaɪ
a bacterium of a spherical shape
any of the carpels
, containing one seed, into which compound fruits split
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Word origin of 'coccus'ModL < Gr kokkos, a kernel, seed, berry