- gonorrheal ophthalmia,
Origin of gonorrhea
Examples from the Web for gonorrhoea
But the most important therapeutic application of this drug is in gonorrhoea, where its antiseptic action is of much value.
In Paris we see hardly grown youths appearing at the specialist's clinic, quite proud that they need to be treated for gonorrhoea.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
The gonorrhoea should be treated in the same way that it ought to be if no arthritis existed.
In the same way American usage prefers esophagus, diarrhea and gonorrhea to the English oesophagus, diarrhoea and gonorrhoea.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
In gonorrhoea gonococci are sometimes found in the sediment, but more commonly in the "gonorrheal threads," or "floaters."A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
esp US gonorrhea
Word Origin for gonorrhoea
also gonorrhoea, 1520s, from Late Latin gonorrhoia, from gonos "seed" (see gonad) + rhoe "flow," from rhein "to flow" (see rheum). Mucus discharge was mistaken for semen. In early records often Gomoria, etc., from folk etymology association with biblical Gomorrah.
An acute and sexually transmitted disease, caused by bacteria that invade the mucous membranes of the genitals and urinary tract. In women, the disease can also spread to the cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, leading to chronic pelvic pain or infertility. In both sexes, the disease can spread to the joints and skin (or, more rarely, the heart or brain) if left untreated. The disease can be treated with antibiotics.