Definition of Coccobacillus

1. Noun. A bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus.

Specialized synonyms: Brucella
Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria



Definition of Coccobacillus

1. Noun. (biology) any bacillus that has a short oval shape ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Coccobacillus

1. A bacterium with a shape intermediate between coccus and bacillus. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coccobacillus

coccidioidomycoses
coccidioidomycosis
coccidioidomycotic
coccidiomycosis
coccidioses
coccidiosis
coccidiostat
coccidiostats
coccidium
coccids
cocciferous
coccinella
coccinellin
cocco
coccobacillary
coccobacillus (current term)
coccobacteria
coccobacterium
coccoid
coccoidal
coccoids
coccolite
coccolites
coccolith
coccolithophore
coccolithophores
coccolithophorid
coccolithophorids
coccoliths
coccos

Literary usage of Coccobacillus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Immunity in Infective Diseases by Elie Metchnikoff (1907)
"made similar experiments with young guinea-pigs and rabbits suckled by foster mothers which had been vaccinated against the coccobacillus of typhoid fever. ..."

2. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"... were dying from a spontaneous septicemia; this he found later was due to a coccobacillus which he named B. melolontha. SYMPTOMS.—No symptoms are noted. ..."

3. Typhus Fever with Particular Reference to the Serbian Epidemic by Richard Pearson Strong (1921)
"They terminate their remarks with the conservative statement that if the coccobacillus described above does not constitute the virus of exanthematic typhus, ..."

4. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1915)
"The form and structure of these bodies was that of a coccobacillus or of irregular granules. In 1905, before the Sociedad Medica Unión Fernandina, ..."

5. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1913)
"FH de Herelle reported studies of an outbreak of disease among locusts in Yucatan caused by a coccobacillus. Attempts to combat locusts in Argentina by ..."

6. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"It is a small coccobacillus, and is doubtless identical with the organism described by Francis " as the cause of deer- fly fever in Utah. ..."

7. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"The conjunctiva! secretions were mostly negative, and the flora of the nasal secretions very scanty, a coccobacillus staining with Gram prevailing. ..."

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