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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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Strains KOR-3, -4, -5, and -6 were microscopically distinct, with a coccal shape compared to the rod shape of other isolated methanogens.
It is a gram-positive and catalase-positive coccal bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes which is responsible for various types on infections including respiratory, urinary, skin and soft tissue, burn and blood infections (2-4).
These symptoms should also alert you to the possibility of meningitis: a fever, a stiff neck, disliking bright light and, in men in go coccal meningitis, the rash of flat, reddish purple spots.
SSF study investigators commissioned a Kirby-Bauer Zone of Inhibition (ZOI) test to assess the impact of drug content on the gram-positive coccal bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus.
Virgin -- N N Islands Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Strepto- ([section]2) coccal toxic- Area Probable shock syndrome United States 3,524 259 New England 18 46 Connecticut 6 19 Maine 3 18 Massachusetts 8 6 New Hampshire 1 -- Rhode Island -- 1 Vermont -- 2 Mid.
Dermatophilus congolensis produces motile coccal zoospores and ability of individual strains to invade epidermis determining their virulence.
PORTLAND - State health officials on Thursday tried to ramp up the pressure on University of Oregon students to get vaccinated for meningo coccal disease after a sixth UO student was diagnosed with the potentially fatal illness.
The name 'mutans' was chosen because of its tendency to exhibit both coccal and rod shaped (mutant) cell morphology.