neisseria

neisseria

[nahy-seer-ee-uh]
noun, plural neisseriae [nahy-seer-seer-ee-ee] . Bacteriology.
any of several spherical bacteria of the genus Neisseria, certain species of which, as N. gonorrhoeae, are pathogenic for humans.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; after A.L.S. Neisser (1855–1916), German physician; see -ia

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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.

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