Neisseriaceae

noun plural

Neis·​ser·​i·​a·​ce·​ae nī-ˌsir-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Neisseriaceae (audio)
: a small family of spherical nonmotile gram-negative bacteria (order Neisseriales) that are obligate parasites of warm-blooded vertebrates

Dictionary Entries Near Neisseriaceae

Cite this Entry

“Neisseriaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Neisseriaceae. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ