coccoid

coccoid

[kok-oid]
adjective
1.
Also, coccoidal. resembling a coccus; globular.
noun
2.
a coccoid cell or organism.

Origin:
1910–15; cocc(us) + -oid

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coccus (ˈkɒkəs)
 
n , pl -ci
1.  bacillus Compare spirillum any spherical or nearly spherical bacterium, such as a staphylococcus
2.  the part of a fruit that contains one seed and separates from the whole fruit at maturity
3.  any of the scale insects of the genus Coccus
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek kokkos berry, grain]
 
'coccoid
 
adj
 
'coccal
 
adj
 
coccic
 
adj
 
'coccous
 
adj

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