gonococcus

[ gon-uh-kok-uhs ]

noun,plural gon·o·coc·ci [gon-uh-kok-sahy, -see]. /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.
  1. the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.

Origin of gonococcus

1
First recorded in 1885–90; gono- + -coccus

Other words from gonococcus

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gonococcus

gonococcus

/ (ˌɡɒnəʊˈkɒkəs) /


nounplural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
  1. a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae

Derived forms of gonococcus

  • gonococcal or gonococcic, adjective
  • gonococcoid, adjective

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