a bacterial species found in the mucous membranes of the human respiratory tract.
Etymology: Albert L.S. Neisser
a species of dry or slimy white-to-yellow bacteria normally found in the human nasopharynx and in saliva and sputum.
Neis·se·ri·a sic·ca(nī-sēr'ē-ă sik'ă)
Gram-negative diplococci of the family Neisseriaceae, characterized by dry grayish or slimy white or yellow colonies; part of the normal flora of the human nasopharynx, saliva, and sputum.
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.