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Spherically shaped bacteria are known as _____.

A. cocci.

B. spirilla.

C. bacilli.

D. spirochetes.

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Answer: A. cocci.

Spherically shaped bacteria are known as cocci (singular coccus). A coccus, therefore, is any bacteria having an ovoid, spherical, or a round shape in general. Generally, bacteria are classified based on their shape into three classes; the cocci (round-shaped), the bacillus (rod-shaped), and the spirochetes (spiral-shaped).

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