Micrococcaceae Mi·cro·coc·ca·ce·ae (mī’krō-kŏ-kā’sē-ē)
A family of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-positive spherical cells that occur singly or in pairs, tetrads, irregular masses, or chains, and that include free-living, saprophytic, parasitic, and pathogenic species.
[mahy-kruh-kok-uh s] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk əs/ noun, plural micrococci [mahy-kruh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology. 1. any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic. /ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒkəs/ noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ) 1. any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus: family […]
[mahy-kruh-kohd] /ˈmaɪ krəˌkoʊd/ noun, Computers. 1. one or more microinstructions. 2. the notation for writing microprograms on a given computer. programming A technique for implementing the instruction set of a processor as a sequence of microcode instructions (“microinstructions”), each of which typically consists of a (large) number of bit fields and the address of the […]
microcolon mi·cro·co·lon (mī’krō-kō’lən) n. An abnormally small colon, often developing because of a decreased functional state.
- Microcom networking protocol
(MNP) One of the most common modem protocols with compression. Also the name of a product. [Details? On-line spec?] (1995-01-31)