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

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“Neisseriaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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