coccal


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coc·cus

 (kŏk′əs)
n. pl. coc·ci (kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī)
A bacterium having a spherical or spheroidal shape.

[New Latin, from Greek kokkos, grain, seed.]

coc′cal (kŏk′əl) adj.
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Adj.1.coccal - of or pertaining to or resembling a coccus
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