Definition of pneumococcal in US English:



  • See pneumococcus

    • ‘But these same kind of bacteria, pneumococcal bacteria, also help cause ear infections, or otitis media.’
    • ‘Septicaemia, particularly pneumococcal and meningococcal, may be associated with widespread thrombosis.’
    • ‘The new pneumococcal vaccine may help prevent ear infections caused by certain bacteria.’
    • ‘The pneumococcal bacterium is the second most common cause of bacterial meningitis.’
    • ‘Last year pneumococcal meningitis accounted for 5% of all cases of bacterial meningitis in Ireland.’