meningococci

me·nin·go·coc·ci (mə-ning″go-kokґsi) plural of meningococcus.

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  • meningococci — n. bacteria which causing infection of the meninges (Bacteriology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Менингококк (Meningococcus, Множ. Meningococci) — бактерия вида Neisseria meningitidis, которая может вызвать развитие серьезной формы септицемии и является одной из наиболее распространенных причин менингита. Менингококковый (meningococcal). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Meningitis — Classification and external resources Meninges of the central nervous system: dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater. ICD 10 G …   Wikipedia

  • meningococcemia — Presence of meningococci (N. meningitidis) in the circulating blood. acute fulminating m. rapidly moving systemic infection with Neisseria meningitidis, usually without meningitis, characterized by rash, usually petechial or purpuric, high fever …   Medical dictionary

  • Neisseria meningitidis — Photomicrograph of N. meningitidis Scientific classification Kingdom: Bacteria Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • George Heist — Dr. Dolen RulesGeorge D. Heist (? 1920) was an immunologist specializing in the study of infections of meningococcal bacteria that often result in meningococcal disease , which is well known as highly lethal and debilitating, and extremely… …   Wikipedia

  • meningococcus — meningococcal, meningococcic /meuh ning goh kok ik, kok sik/, adj. /meuh ning goh kok euhs/, n., pl. meningococci / kok suy, see/. a reniform or spherical bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis, that causes cerebrospinal meningitis. [1890 95; < NL;… …   Universalium

  • infectious disease — Introduction       in medicine, a process caused by a microorganism that impairs a person s health. An infection, by contrast, is the invasion of and replication in the body by any of various microbial agents including bacteria, viruses (virus),… …   Universalium

  • Penicillin — Historically, the most famous of all antibiotics, named for the fungal mould Penicillium notatum from which it is derived. Penicillin acts by destroying the cell wall in those bacteria that are sensitive have been developed (not resistant) to its …   Medical dictionary

  • meningococcus — noun (plural meningococci) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1893 the bacterium (Neisseria meningitidis) that causes cerebrospinal meningitis • meningococcal also meningococcic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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