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coccobacillus

[ kok-oh-buh-sil-uhs ]
/ ˌkɒk oʊ bəˈsɪl əs /
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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.
a spherelike bacillus.
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Medical definitions for coccobacillus

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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