coccobacillus

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coccobacillus

[¦kä·kō·ba′sil·əs]
(microbiology)
A short, thick, oval bacillus, midway between the coccus and the bacillus in appearance.
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Gram-negative coccobacilli with these growth characteristics should be handled only under biological safety cabinets.
Small Gram-negative coccobacilli in sputum (presumptive Haemophilus)"; or
We saw very faintly staining, tiny gram-negative coccobacilli in clusters and chains.
From the Greek akineto (immobile), a genus of gram-negative paired coccobacilli that are widely distributed in nature and can cause severe primary infections in compromised hosts.
infection was suspected on the basis of the finding of the progressive lesion, salmon-pink colony growth on chocolate agar, and gram-positive coccobacilli on Gram stain.
Clue cell is a term for vaginal SECs that are coated with tiny coccobacilli such that the SEC border is obliterated or appears shaggy and may be dense enough to partially obscure the nucleus.
Lymph node biopsy was repeated; results showed intramacrophagic coccobacilli tinted with Ziehl-Neelsen, Gram, and periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stains.
Brucellosis can be caused by Brucella abortus, Brucella melitensis, and Brucella suis, which are gram-negative coccobacilli.
Predominance of coccobacilli consistent with shift n vaginal flora
Named for Belgian bacteriologist Jules Bordet, members of the genus Bordetella are small, gram-negative, aerobic coccobacilli that infect the respiratory epithelium in mammals.
are gram-negative bacilli or coccobacilli that belong to the a-2 subgroup of Proteobacteria.