coccobacillus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coccobacillus a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coccobacillus A very short bacillus resembling a coccus, as the coccobacillus of swine-plague.
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Usage


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Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus that primarily affects animals.
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