Coccoid

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Coccoid means shaped like or resembling a coccus, that is, spherical.
The noun coccoid or coccoids may refer to:

  • Coccus, plural "cocci", any bacterium that has a spherical, ovoid, or a generally round shape
  • the superfamily Coccoidea of scale insects
    • the Coccidae family within the Coccoidea
  • the coccoid green algae, formerly the Chlorococcales, now in several orders within the division Chlorophyta
  • certain dinoflagellates with a coccoid form, notably the Symbiodinium

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