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coccoid

[kok-oid]
adjective
  1. Also coc·coi·dal. resembling a coccus; globular.
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noun
  1. a coccoid cell or organism.
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Origin of coccoid

First recorded in 1910–15; cocc(us) + -oid
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Historical Examples of coccoid

  • Some of the coccoid bodies are formed in the lumen of the gut and Malpighian tubules.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley