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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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Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile, lactose-negative, oxidase-negative, catalase-positive coccobacillus, and is a member of the Moraxellaceae family.
To the Editor: Oligella ureolytica is an aerobic gramnegative coccobacillus found as a commensal organism in human urinary tracts (1).
Listeria monocytogenes is a very common intracellular Gram-positive coccobacillus occurring in the soil, and humans may be affected via the oral route from contaminated food.
Pasteurella multocida is a small gram-negative coccobacillus that exists as normal flora in the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts of animals, most commonly domestic and wild cats and dogs.
Scrub typhus is a rickettsial infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a small gram negative coccobacillus, which is an obligate intracellular parasite.
We isolated 4 strains of bacteria (Gram-rods, Gram + Coccobacillus, Gram + rods, Gram + Bacillus, identification according to Holt et al.
Suttonella indologenes, a gramnegative coccobacillus that was sensitive to ampicillin, cephalosporines, ciprofloxacin and resistant to imipenem and meropenem was isolated from all of the blood culture specimens.
Less specific answers such as gram-negative bacillus, aerobic, not otherwise specified; gram-negative coccobacillus, aerobic, not otherwise specified; gram-negative bacillus, not otherwise specified; and gram-negative coccobacillus, not otherwise specified were considered "satisfactory," although less complete.
Whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis is very small Gram_negative aerobic coccobacillus that appear singly or in pairs Bordetella is placed among the Gram-Negative aerobic rods and cocci called coccobacillus (Bloom et al.
Brucellosis results from a gram-negative coccobacillus of which there are many varieties.
Acinetobacter, a gram-negative coccobacillus, can resist nearly all antibiotics on the market through multiple resistance mechanisms (1, 4).