- the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.
Origin of gonococcus
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Cover-glass smears from the sediment should be stained by the method for the gonococcus.
I have noticed the same tendency to stitch-abscess in cases of diffuse pelvic inflammation due to infection by the gonococcus.
Ordinarily, no attempt is made to identify any but the tubercle bacillus and the gonococcus.
The gonococcus is distinguished by its failure to grow upon ordinary media.
- a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae
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- The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.
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