Definition of Coccoid

1. Adjective. Spherical; like a coccus. "A coccoid microorganism"

Similar to: Circular, Round



Definition of Coccoid

1. Adjective. spherical, shaped like a coccus ¹

2. Noun. Something with a coccoid shape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coccoid

1. a spherical cell or body [n -S]

Medical Definition of Coccoid

1. Sphere-shaped. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coccoid

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

Literary usage of Coccoid

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1. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1922)
"Short and long rods with polar bodies and coccoid bodies in chains have been ... The ovoid coccoid form in pairs is usually regarded as the type form. ..."

2. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"Post mortem, the organism soon rounds up into coccoid bodies, ... NA 1.40, the coccoid form from egg- yolk cultures measures about 0.5 to 0.6 micron in ..."

3. The Etiology and Pathology of Typhus: Being the Main Report of the Typhus by Simeon Burt Wolbach, John Launcelot. Todd, Francis Winslow Palfrey (1922)
"Short and long rods with polar bodies and coccoid and bacillary bodies in short ... The ovoid coccoid form in pairs is usually regarded as the type form. ..."

4. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"... formation of coccoid bodies in vertebrate blood: C, infection of cells of tick and formation of coccoid bodies; D, multiplication of coccoid bodies in ..."

5. Buffalo Medical and Surgical Journal (1890)
"The next step in the process of vegetative development is the separation of one of the pole or coccoid ends, which becomes free and for a moment is exactly ..."

6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1913)
"Many of these forms are coccoid. We have noted also, as emphasized by Negri and Mieremet, that in all old cultures coccoid forms predominate, and also that ..."

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