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Meaning of meningococcus

me•nin•go•coc•cus

Pronunciation: (mu-ning"gō-kok'us), [key]
— pl. -coc•ci
  1. a reniform or spherical bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis.
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