Neisseria gonorrhoeae(redirected from N. gonorrhoeae)
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a bacterial species that causes gonorrhea and other infections in humans; the type species of the genus Neisseria.
Etymology: Albert L. S. Neisser; Gk, gone, seed, rhoia, flow
a gram-negative, nonmotile diplococcal bacterium usually seen microscopically as flattened pairs within the cytoplasm of neutrophils. It is the causative organism of gonorrhea. Also called gonococcus.
Neisseria gonorrhoeaeGonococcus STD The gram-positive coccus that causes gonorrhea, the most common STD in the US
Neis·se·ri·a gon·or·rhoe·ae(nī-sē'rē-ă gon-ō-rē'ē)
A bacterial species that causes gonorrhea and other infections in humans. It is the type species of the genus Neisseria.
The species causing gonorrhea. Synonym: gonococcusSee: illustration; gonorrheaillustration
See also: Neisseria
The bacterium that causes gonorrhea. It cannot survive for any length of time outside the human body.
Mentioned in: Gonorrhea
Neisser,Albert Ludwig S., German physician, 1855-1916.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae - a species that causes gonorrhea in humans. Synonym(s): Neisser coccus
Neisseria - a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) that are parasites of animals.
Neisser coccus - Synonym(s): Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisser syringe - a urethral syringe used in treatment of gonococcal urethritis.