gonorrhoea

esp US gonorrhea

/ (ˌɡɒnəˈrɪə) /

noun

an infectious venereal disease caused by a gonococcus, characterized by a burning sensation when urinating and a mucopurulent discharge from the urethra or vagina

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Derived forms of gonorrhoea

gonorrhoeal, gonorrhoeic, esp US gonorrheal or gonorrheic, adjective

Word Origin for gonorrhoea

C16: from Late Latin, from Greek, from gonos seed + rhoia flux, flow
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