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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

cocci- Also cocco-.

A small spherical body.

[Greek kokkos, grain or berry.]

Most words in cocci- derive from one or other of the systematic names for roughly spherical microscopic living things. One is coccidia, a broad term for several types of parasitic protozoa. Coccidioides is a genus of fungus, which has given its name to coccidioidomycosis, a serious infection of the lungs and other tissues, also known as San Joaquin Valley fever. A coccolithophore is a single-celled marine organism with a calcareous shell, whose tiny platelets are called coccoliths.

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