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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), me·nin′go·coc′cic (-kŏk′sĭk) adj.

meningococcus

(mɛˌnɪŋɡəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ)
(Medicine) the bacterium that causes cerebrospinal meningitis

me•nin•go•coc•cus

(məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
a spherical or kidney-shaped bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
[1890–95; < New Latin]
me•nin`go•coc′cal, me•nin`go•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk ɪk, -ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
Translations

me·nin·go·coc·cus

n. meningococo, uno de los microorganismos causantes de la meningitis cerebral epidémica.

meningococcus

n (pl -ci) meningococo
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