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gonococcus

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noun gon·o·coc·cus \ˌgä-nə-ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of gonococcus

plural gon·o·coc·ciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē\

  1. :  a pus-producing bacterium (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea

gon·o·coc·cal play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective


Origin of gonococcus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1889


Medical Dictionary

gonococcus

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noun gon·o·coc·cus \ˌgän-ə-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of gonococcus

plural gon·o·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\play play

  1. :  a pus-producing bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea

  2. gon·o·coc·cal \-ˈkäk-əl\play or gon·o·coc·cic \-ˈkäk-(s)ik\play play adjective




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