coccoid

[kok-oid]
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adjective

Also coc·coi·dal. resembling a coccus; globular.

noun

a coccoid cell or organism.

Nearby words

  1. coccidium,
  2. cocciferous,
  3. cocco-,
  4. coccobacillary,
  5. coccobacillus,
  6. coccolith,
  7. coccus,
  8. coccyalgia,
  9. coccydynia,
  10. coccygeal

Origin of coccoid

First recorded in 1910–15; cocc(us) + -oid

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