coccobacillus

[ kok-oh-buh-sil-uh s ]
/ ˌkɒk oʊ bəˈsɪl əs /

noun, plural coc·co·ba·cil·li [kok-oh-buh-sil-ahy, -sil-ee] /ˌkɒk oʊ bəˈsɪl aɪ, -ˈsɪl i/. Bacteriology.

a spherelike bacillus.

Origin of coccobacillus

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Medicine definitions for coccobacilli

coccobacillus

[ kŏk′ō-bə-sĭləs ]

n. pl. coc•co•ba•cil•li (-sĭlī)

A short, thick bacterial rod having the shape of an oval or slightly elongated coccus.
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