Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae

[nī·sə‚rē·ə ‚gän·ə′rē‚ī]
(microbiology)
A gram-negative coccus pathogen that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. Also known as gonococcus.
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Since the organism is transmitted by sexual contact, all children with gonococcal conjunctivitis should be investigated in terms of sexual abuse.