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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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It is a gram-negative, aerobic, oxidase-negative, catalasepositive, nonmotile coccobacillus to rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the Acetobacteraceae family (5,6).
Acinetobacter (A.) baumannii is a glucose non-fermentative gram-negative coccobacillus, considered a relevant nosocomial pathogen occurring particularly in intensive care units (ICUs), as well as in burn therapy units (1).
Rhodococcus equi (previously known as Corynebacterium equi) is a gram positive, obligately aerobic, intracellular coccobacillus that establishes itself in macrophages by interfering lysophagosomal fusion and multiplies within macrophages; lead to formation of granulomas and eventually necrosis (Prescott, 1991).
It is an acute febrile infectious disease, caused by a Gram-negative coccobacillus of the Rickettsia genus (obligate intracellular bacterium), usually transmitted by infected tick bites.
This organism is basically Gram negative Coccobacillus with high virulence traits, comprising of 4 species multocida, gallicida, septica and the Tigris is the one which is found recently (Marina et al., 2006).
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by the organism Orientia tsutsugamushi an obligate intracellular gram-negative coccobacillus. The name is derived from the vegetation type that usually harbours the vectors.
Trueperella (T.) pyogenes is Gram positive, haemolytic, nonmotile, non-spore-forming, facultative anaerobic coccobacillus. The species was originally known as Corynebacterium pyogenes and Actinomyces pyogenes and then as Arcanobacterium pyogenes.
osloensis is a gram-negative coccobacillus, which is a commensal of human skin and mucosa.
Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus present in the respiratory tract of dogs, cats, other felines, and fowl [1].
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.
Rhodococcus equi is an aerobic, Gram-positive, nonspore forming coccobacillus which infects foals within the first few weeks of life and can cause severe pyogranulomatous pneumonia between 1 and 6 months of age [1-3].