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coccobacillus

[kok-oh-buh-sil-uh s]
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noun, plural coc·co·ba·cil·li [kok-oh-buh-sil-ahy, -sil-ee] /ˌkɒk oʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ, -ˈsɪl i/. Bacteriology.
  1. a spherelike bacillus.
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coccobacillus

(kŏk′ō-bə-sĭləs)
n. pl. coc•co•ba•cil•li (-sĭlī)
  1. A short, thick bacterial rod having the shape of an oval or slightly elongated coccus.
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