A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria whose organisms are part of the normal flora of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. Some species are pathogenic for man. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kin-jel′ah Definitions: 1. Genus in the family Neisseriaceae; members are medium-size, gram-negative, aerobic and facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile cocci and coccobacilli in pairs or short chains, which may decolorize poorly with acetone-alcohol; they are oxidase positive, and ferment glucose with acid but not gas. ...
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