orchiococcusmedical dictionary

An old term for any Gram-negative diplococcus that resembles the gonococcus but is more easily cultivated on ordinary media; it is sometimes found in vaginal secretions. Such bacteria are now classified as species of Neisseria, along with N. Gonorrhoeae.

Origin: orchio-+ G. Kokkos, berry (coccus)

(05 Mar 2000)

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