meningococcus

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

Definition of meningococcus

plural meningococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\
: the bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

meningococcal

play \-ˈkä-kəl\ or less commonly meningococcic play \-ˈkäk-sik, -ˈkä-kik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of meningococcus

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meningococcus

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

medical Definition of meningococcus

plural meningococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -(ˌ)(s)ē\
: a bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

meningococcal

play \-ˈkäk-əl\ also meningococcic play \-ˈkäk-(s)ik\ adjective

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