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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: A bacterium that causes inflammation of the lungs with congestion

Usage examples (31)
  • Getting rid of the vaccine-targeted pneumococci evidently made life better for their non-vaccine-targeted relatives.
  • It has been found to be effective for staphylococci, pneumococci, streptococci, dysentery, typhoid, tuberculosis, and most gram-positive bacteria.
  • She lay five days on her studio cot, hauling in air like water from a well, too vain to grant an audience to medicine, while her lungs ripened with pneumococci and her...
  • - Chronic discharge (otorrhea) - Occasional acute re-infection: fever + pain, usually associated with an obstruction to drainage through the perforated drum with secondary... for more
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