[nahy-seer-ee-uh] /naɪˈsɪər i ə/
noun, plural neisseriae
[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.
Neisseria Neis·se·ri·a (nī-sēr’ē-ə)
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-negative cocci and including the causative agents and meningitis of gonorrhea and meningitis.
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Neisseria gon·or·rhoe·ae (gŏn’ə-rē’ē) n. Gonococcus.
- Neisseria meningitidis
Neisseria meningitidis Neisseria men·in·git·i·dis (měn’ĭn-jĭt’ĭ-dĭs) n. The bacteria that is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis; meningococcus.
[nee-th er, nahy-] /ˈni ðər, ˈnaɪ-/ conjunction 1. not either, as of persons or things specified (usually followed by nor): Neither John nor Betty is at home. 2. nor; nor yet; no more: Bob can’t go, and neither can I. If she doesn’t want it, neither do I. adjective 3. not either; not the one […]
- Neither a borrower nor a lender be
A line from the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Polonius, a garrulous old man, gives this advice to his son.