noun, plural me·nin·go·coc·ci [muh-ning-goh-kok-sahy, -see] /məˌnɪŋ goʊˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.
- meningococcal meningitis,
Origin of meningococcus
Examples from the Web for meningococcus
Despite the “meningo-” prefix, meningococcus causes two distinct clinical diseases, each accounting for about half the illnesses.Princeton Considers Vaccinations for Slow-Moving Meningitis Outbreak|Kent Sepkowitz|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it is likely that the same is true of the meningococcus currently being spread.
Fortunately for meningococcus, we surely have the tools to prevent the next case.
Few infectious diseases are as frightening as meningococcus.
The meningococcus and the virus of poliomyelitis pass from the nose into the cranial cavity without local lesions in the former.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey