gonococcus


gon·o·coc·cus

noun \ˌgä-nə-ˈkä-kəs\
plural gon·o·coc·ci\-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē\

Definition of GONOCOCCUS

:  a pus-producing bacterium (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea
gon·o·coc·cal \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin of GONOCOCCUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1889

gon·o·coc·cus

noun \ˌgän-ə-ˈkäk-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural gon·o·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\

Medical Definition of GONOCOCCUS

: a pus-producing bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea
gon·o·coc·cal \-ˈkäk-əl\ or gon·o·coc·cic \-ˈkäk-(s)ik\ adjective

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