meningococcus


meningococcus

noun, plural me·nin·go·coc·ci [muh-ning-goh-kok-sahy, -see] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.

  1. a reniform or spherical bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.

noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ)

  1. the bacterium that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

n. pl. me•nin•go•coc•ci (-kŏksī, -kī)

  1. A bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.

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