[nahy-seer-seer-ee-ee] /naɪˈsɪərˈsɪər iˌi/ Show IPA. Bacteriology
any of several spherical bacteria of the genus Neisseria, certain species of which, as N. gonorrhoeae, are pathogenic for humans.
< Neo-Latin; after A.L.S. Neisser (1855–1916), German physician; see -ia
Neisseria Neis·se·ri·a (nī-sēr'ē-ə) n. A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-negative cocci and including the causative agents and meningitis of gonorrhea and meningitis.