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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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Lactobacilli are rod-shaped, Gram-positive coccobacilli fermentative organotrophs commonly associated with the human GI tract as well as the human mouth and the vagina.
Microscopically it is recognized as a diphteriform and pleomorphic coccobacilli, Gram positive and asporogenic [27].
Out of the isolated strains, one group of strains of Gram-positive cocci, three groups of strains of Gram-negative bacilli and one group of strains of Gram-negative coccobacilli were classified on the basis of their biofilm production.
Lung had suppurative pneumonia with the presence of embolic thrombi and intra-alveolar colonies of gram negative bacilli and coccobacilli (Figure 1D); severe interstitial fibroplasia with mixed inflammatory infiltrate was observed.
Haemophilus influenzae in Gram staining is observed as gram-negative coccobacilli.
are glucose-nonfermentative, nonmotile, nonfastidious, catalase-positive, oxidase-negative, aerobic Gram-negative coccobacilli.
Representatives of the genus Acinetobacter are strictly aerobic, gram-negative, immobile (Greek "akinetos" --immobile), catalase positive, indole negative, non-fermentable coccobacilli.
Among the topics are the science of microbiology, the empire of viruses, microbial disease transmission, gram-negative bacilli and coccobacilli, diseases of the circulatory and central nervous systems, and controlling microbial growth.
On gram staining the bacilli were seen as gram negative coccobacilli, in end-to-end pairs, chains, or clusters with a typical 'school of fish' appearance.
In one case along with coccobacilli, malassezial organisms were also found (Fig.
5, fishy smell after adding 10% KOH to the vaginal secretion, and at least 20% of vaginal epithelial cells covered with tiny coccobacilli (clue cells).