coccoid


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coccoid

 [kok´oid]
resembling a coccus.

coc·coid

(kok'oyd),
Resembling a coccus.
[G. kokkos, berry, + eidos, resemblance]

coccoid

(kŏk′oid)
adj.
Shaped like or resembling a coccus; spherical.
n.
A coccoid microorganism.

coccoid

[kok′oid]
Etymology: Gk, kokkos, berry, eidos, form
having a spherical shape; resembling a micrococcus.

coc·coid

(kok'oyd)
Resembling a coccus.
[G. kokkos, berry, + eidos, resemblance]

coccoid

more or less spherical. Compare COCCUS.

coccoid

resembling a coccus.
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pylori bacterium appears to survive in water in a coccoid form, even in very cold water (22).
Under these climatic, microclimatic, and substratum conditions chasmoendolithic coccoid cyanobacteria may occur in exfoliating surfaces (Danin & Garty, 1983: Photograph 9; Danin, 1986b, 1992b).
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