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meningococcus

[muh-ning-goh-kok-uh s] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural meningococci
[muh-ning-goh-kok-sahy, -see] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA)
1.
a reniform or spherical bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin; see meninges, -o-, coccus
Related forms
meningococcal, meningococcic
[muh-ning-goh-kok-ik, -kok-sik] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk ɪk, -ˈkɒk sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meningococcus

meningococcus

/mɛˌnɪŋɡəʊˈkɒkəs/
noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ)
1.
the bacterium that causes cerebrospinal meningitis
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meningococcus in Medicine

meningococcus me·nin·go·coc·cus (mə-nĭng'gə-kŏk'əs, -nĭn'jə-)
n. pl. me·nin·go·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī, -kī)
A bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.


me·nin'go·coc'cal (-kŏk'əl) or me·nin'go·coc'cic (-kŏk'sĭk) adj.
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