coccoid

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Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

coccoid (comparative more coccoid, superlative most coccoid)

  1. spherical, shaped like a coccus
    • 1999 December 10, “Microorganisms in the Accreted Ice of Lake Vostok, Antarctica”, in Science[1], volume 286, number 5447, DOI:10.1126/science.286.5447.2144, pages 2144-2147:
      ( C ) Field emission SEM image of a coccoid bacterium on a 0.02-µm Anopore filter viewed at a magnification of ×150,000 in the decontaminated ice melt.

Noun[edit]

coccoid (plural coccoids)

  1. Something with a coccoid shape.