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coccobacillus

 [kok″o-bah-sil´us] (pl. coccobacil´li)
an oval bacterial cell intermediate between the coccus and bacillus forms. adj., adj coccobac´illary.

coc·co·ba·cil·lus

(kok'ō-bă-sil'ŭs),
A short, thick bacterial rod of the shape of an oval or slightly elongated coccus.
[G. kokkos, berry]

coccobacillus

(kŏk′ō-bə-sĭl′əs)
n. pl. coccoba·cilli (-sĭl′ī)
A bacillus that is short and oval in shape.

Coccobacillus

An invalid bacterial genus name [Bergey’s]; not in current use; some species were transferred to Fusobacterium, Haemophilus, Mycoplasma and others.

coc·co·ba·cil·lus

(kok'ō-bă-sil'ŭs)
A short, thick bacterial rod of the shape of an oval or slightly elongated coccus.
[G. kokkos, berry]

coccobacillus

A short, oval BACILLUS.
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A.aphrophilus is a small, fastidious, gram-negative, capnophilic coccobacillus. It produces small, round and glistening colonies on chocolate agar.
Suttonella indologenes\s a fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus that is oxidase and indole positive and catalase negative and can ferment sucrose and glucose (2).
Most laboratories indicated some awareness of the isolate's identity, with only 13.6% (150 participants) indicating nonspecifically that the organism was a gram-negative coccobacillus, aerobic; gram-negative coccobacillus, not otherwise specified; or gram-negative bacillus, not otherwise specified.
Tularemia is caused by the gram-negative coccobacillus Francisella tularensis, which is found in rodents, rabbits and hares.
Microscopic examination of respiratory secretions or blood using gram stain reveals a gram negative coccobacillus, which distinguishes tularemia from other agents (Tularemia, 2002).
I was not disappointed and gleaned an understanding and respect for the dangers surrounding this small aerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus known as francisella tularensis.
Presumptive diagnosis consists of finding gram-negative coccobacillus in lymph node aspirate, sputum, or CSF.
Pasteurella multocida is a small gram-negative coccobacillus that is part of the normal oral flora of many animals, most notably cats and dogs.
We recovered bacterial counts (>[10.sup.5] CFU/mL) of an oxidase-positive gram-negative coccobacillus producing small ([approximately equal to]1 mm) white colonies in pure culture.
Emerging data suggest that Trueperella bernardiae, a recently identified Gram-positive coccobacillus, is the cause of infections associated with surgical procedures and in the setting of comorbid conditions, including diabetes mellitus.
multocida appeared as gram negative, non-motile, non-spore forming short rod or coccobacillus. Bacteria showed characteristic bipolar staining with Gram's staining.
Acinetobacter baumannii is a nonfermentative, Gram-negative coccobacillus associated with a variety of serious infections (1,2).