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n. pl. coc·co·ba·cil·li (-sĭl′ī)
A bacillus that is short and oval in shape.

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Noun1.coccobacillus - a bacterial cell intermediate in morphology between a coccus and a bacillus; a very short bacillus
Brucella - an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes brucellosis; can be used as a bioweapon
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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Suttonella is a gram-negative coccobacillus that can produce indole and ferment sucrose and glucose [30].
Bordetella pertussis, a highly communicable, gram-negative coccobacillus, is the etiologic agent of pertussis (whooping cough), an acute respiratory infection that leads to severe illness in children.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus bacterium.
After 4-days incubation, a Gram negative coccobacillus, positive for catalase, oxidase and urease, was isolated in cultures of the aspirate, confirming the result of molecular methods.
Brucellosis is a zoonotic, contagious bacterial disease of livestock, caused by facultative intracellular Gram-negative, non-spore forming, coccobacillus of the genus Brucella which live in a microaerophilic environment inside its host.
Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative non-fermentative coccobacillus that has gained growing notoriety as a nosocomial pathogen, showing patterns of increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs and disinfectants.
Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is an acute respiratory illness caused by Bordetella pertussis, a Gram-negative coccobacillus restricted to humans.
Aggregatibacter aphrophilus (formerly Haemophilus aphrophilus) is an aerobic gram-negative coccobacillus that belongs to the HACEK (Haemophilus aphrophilus/paraphrophilus, Actino bacillus actinomycetem comitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens and Kingella spp.
Pasteurella multocida is Gram negative, nonmotile, facultative anaerobic, coccobacillus.
Acinetobacter baumannii is a nonfermentative, Gram-negative coccobacillus associated with a variety of serious infections (1,2).
Tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis, an intracellular obligate aerobic gram-negative coccobacillus, is a zoonosis with natural focality distributed in geographical regions of the Northern hemisphere.
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is a small, fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus that colonizes the human pharynx, the only known natural reservoir.