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Meaning of neisseria

neis•se•ri•a

Pronunciation: (nī-sēr'ē-u), [key]
— pl. -se•ri•ae
  1. any of several spherical bacteria of the genus Neisseria, certain species of which, as N. gonorrhoeae, are pathogenic for humans.
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