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meningococcus

noun me·nin·go·coc·cus \mə-ˌniŋ-gə-ˈkä-kəs, -ˌnin-jə-\
plural me·nin·go·coc·ci\-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\

Definition of MENINGOCOCCUS

:  the bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis
me·nin·go·coc·cal \-ˈkä-kəl\ also me·nin·go·coc·cic \-ˈkäk-sik, -ˈkä-kik\ adjective

Origin of MENINGOCOCCUS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1893

meningococcus

noun me·nin·go·coc·cus \mə-ˌniŋ-gə-ˈkäk-əs, -ˌnin-jə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural me·nin·go·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\

Medical Definition of MENINGOCOCCUS

:  a bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis
me·nin·go·coc·cal \-ˈkäk-əl\ also me·nin·go·coc·cic \-ˈkäk-(s)ik\ adjective

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