coccoid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coccoid spherical; like a coccus "a coccoid microorganism"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coccoid Berry-like; globular: applied to microorganisms.
    • n coccoid An aggregation of spores of the blue-green alga Nostoc.
    • coccoid Resembling a coccus or micrococcus.
    • n coccoid A spherical or ovoid bacterium.
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Usage

In literature:

Some of the coccoid bodies are formed in the lumen of the gut and Malpighian tubules.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
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