[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.


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