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coccoid

 [kok´oid]
resembling a coccus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

coc·coid

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

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

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

more or less spherical. Compare COCCUS.
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Preliminary observations of the green cryptoendolithic layer in the sandstone from elevations of 200 m below sea level near Wadi Mujib, the Dead Sea area, Jordan, revealed coccoid cyanobacteria in south-facing slopes and coccoid and filamentous cyanobacteria in north-facing sandstones.
macrophylla around the world are 6 other species of coccoids: Hemilecanium imbricans (Green) (Hemiptera: Coccidae); Chrysomphalus dictyospermi (Morgan), Hemiberlesia cyanophylli (Signoret), Ischnaspis longirostris (Signoret) (Diaspididae); Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo & Unruh (Monophlebidae); and Dysmicoccus nesophilus Williams & Watson (Pseudococcidae).
In some areas, the epidermis was multifocally ulcerated and covered with a fibrinoheterophilic infiltrate with numerous yeasts and pseudohyphae consistent with Candida species as well as colonies of coccoid bacteria (Fig 4).
The etiologic agent of canine ehrlichiosis, the rickettsia Ehrlichia canis, is a small pleomorphic gram-negative coccoid bacteria that parasitizes circulating monocytes intracytoplasmically in clusters of organisms called morulae.
Species of the genus Rhodococcus (order Actinomycetales, family Nocardiaceae) are aerobic, gram-positive, partially acid-fast, coccoid to rod-shaped bacteria (9).
2C), but they were coccoid and densely packed in the bacteriocytes of the posterior trophosome region (Fig.
They are ubiquitous, coccoid, Gram-positive, obligate anaerobes and were first documented in the human gastrointestinal tract (GOODSIR, 1842).
Various species of lactobacilli and anaerobic coccoid bacteria were established as the predominant normal flora.
Branching filamentous Grampositive organisms with rows of coccoid cells, transversely and horizontally, characteristic of Dermatophilus congolensis were observed from direct smear (Fig.
Bordetella holmesii, a small gram-negative coccoid bacillus that was first reported in 1995 (7), was originally identified as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nonoxidizer group 2.