coccoid

Resembling a coccus. [G. kokkos, berry, + eidos, resemblance]

* * *

coc·coid 'käk-.ȯid adj of, related to, or resembling a coccus
coccoid n

* * *

coc·coid (kokґoid) resembling a coccus; globose.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • coccoid — adj. (Microbiol.) spherical; like a coccus; as, a coccoid microorganism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -coccoid — [käk′oid΄] combining form forming adjectives like a (specified kind of) coccus [staphylococcoid] * * * …   Universalium

  • -coccoid — [käk′oid΄] combining form forming adjectives like a (specified kind of) coccus [staphylococcoid] …   English World dictionary

  • coccoid — adjective Date: 1893 of, relating to, or resembling a coccus ; globular 1a(1) • coccoid noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coccoid — /kok oyd/, adj. 1. Also, coccoidal. resembling a coccus; globular. n. 2. a coccoid cell or organism. [1910 15; COCC(US) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • coccoid — coccus ► NOUN (pl. cocci) Biology ▪ any spherical or roughly spherical bacterium. DERIVATIVES coccal adjective coccoid adjective. ORIGIN originally denoting a scale insect: from Greek kokkos berry …   English terms dictionary

  • coccoid — adjective spherical; like a coccus a coccoid microorganism • Similar to: ↑round, ↑circular …   Useful english dictionary

  • coccoid — adj. rounded, spherical …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coccoid — coc·coid …   English syllables

  • coccoid — coc•coid [[t]ˈkɒk ɔɪd[/t]] also coc•coi′dal adj. mcr resembling a coccus; globular • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.