coccobacilli

coccobacillus

[kok-oh-buh-sil-uhs]
noun, plural coccobacilli [kok-oh-buh-sil-ahy, -sil-ee] . Bacteriology.
a spherelike bacillus.

Origin:
cocc(us) + -o- + bacillus

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coccobacillus coc·co·ba·cil·lus (kŏk'ō-bə-sĭl'əs)
n. pl. coc·co·ba·cil·li (-sĭl'ī)
A short, thick bacterial rod having the shape of an oval or slightly elongated coccus.

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