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gonococcus

[ gon-uh-kok-uhs ]
/ 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.
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Origin of gonococcus

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/, adjectivegon·o·coc·coid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gonococcus

gonococcus
/ (ˌɡɒnəʊˈkɒkəs) /

noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae

Derived forms of gonococcus

gonococcal or gonococcic, adjectivegonococcoid, adjective
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Medical definitions for gonococcus

gonococcus
[ gŏn′ə-kŏkəs ]

n. pl. gon•o•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)
The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.

Other words from gonococcus

gon′o•coccal adj.
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