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[muh-ning-goh-kok-uh s] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk əs/

noun, plural meningococci
[muh-ning-goh-kok-sahy, -see] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA)
a reniform or spherical bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ)
the bacterium that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

meningococcus me·nin·go·coc·cus (mə-nĭng’gə-kŏk’əs, -nĭn’jə-)
n. pl. me·nin·go·coc·ci (-kŏk’sī, -kī)
A bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
me·nin’go·coc’cal (-kŏk’əl) or me·nin’go·coc’cic (-kŏk’sĭk) adj.


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