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meningococcus

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noun me·nin·go·coc·cus \mə-ˌniŋ-gə-ˈkä-kəs, -ˌnin-jə-\

Definition of meningococcus

plural me·nin·go·coc·ciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\

  1. :  the bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

me·nin·go·coc·cal play \-ˈkä-kəl\ also me·nin·go·coc·cic play \-ˈkäk-sik, -ˈkä-kik\ adjective


Origin of meningococcus

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1893


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meningococcus

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noun me·nin·go·coc·cus \mə-ˌniŋ-gə-ˈkäk-əs, -ˌnin-jə-\

Medical Definition of meningococcus

plural me·nin·go·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\play play

  1. :  a bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

  2. me·nin·go·coc·cal \-ˈkäk-əl\play also me·nin·go·coc·cic \-ˈkäk-(s)ik\play adjective




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