gonococcus

[ gon-uh-kok-uh s ]
/ ˌgɒn əˈkɒk əs /
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noun, plural gon·o·coc·ci [gon-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.

the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.

Nearby words

  1. gonocide,
  2. gonococcal conjunctivitis,
  3. gonococcemia,
  4. gonococcic,
  5. gonococcicide,
  6. gonocyte,
  7. gonoduct,
  8. gonof,
  9. gonophore,
  10. gonophorous

Origin of gonococcus

First recorded in 1885–90; gono- + -coccus

Related formsgon·o·coc·cal, gon·o·coc·cic [gon-uh-kok-sik] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk sɪk/, adjectivegon·o·coc·coid, adjective

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Examples from the Web for gonococcic

  • This explains the number of gonococcic infections occurring in girl children.



British Dictionary definitions for gonococcic

gonococcus

/ (ˌɡɒnəʊˈkɒkəs) /

noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)

a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae
Derived Formsgonococcal or gonococcic, adjectivegonococcoid, adjective

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Medicine definitions for gonococcic

gonococcic

[ gŏn′ə-kŏkĭk, -kŏksĭk ]

adj.

Relating to the gonococcus.

gonococcus

[ gŏn′ə-kŏkəs ]

n. pl. gon•o•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)

The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.
Related formsgon′o•coccal adj.


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