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[gon-uh-kok-uh s] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural gonococci
[gon-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA)
the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.
Origin of gonococcus
First recorded in 1885-90; gono- + -coccus
Related forms
gonococcal, gonococcic
[gon-uh-kok-sik] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk sɪk/ (Show IPA),
gonococcoid, adjective Unabridged
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  • This explains the number of gonococcic infections occurring in girl children.

British Dictionary definitions for gonococcic


noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae
Derived Forms
gonococcal, gonococcic, adjective
gonococcoid, adjective
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gonococcic in Medicine

gonococcic gon·o·coc·cic (gŏn'ə-kŏk'ĭk, -kŏk'sĭk)
Relating to the gonococcus.

gonococcus gon·o·coc·cus (gŏn'ə-kŏk'əs)
n. pl. gon·o·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.

gon'o·coc'cal adj.
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