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gonorrhea

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noun gon·or·rhea \ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə\

Simple Definition of gonorrhea

  • medical : a disease of the sex organs that is spread by sexual contact

Full Definition of gonorrhea

  1. :  a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus —called also clap

gon·or·rhe·al play \-ˈrē-əl\ adjective

Origin of gonorrhea

New Latin, from Late Latin, morbid loss of semen, from Greek gonorrhoia, from gon- + -rrhoia -rrhea


First Known Use: circa 1526


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gonorrhea

noun gon·or·rhea

Medical Definition of gonorrhea

  1. :  a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus—called also clap

  2. gon·or·rhe·al or chiefly British gon·or·rhoe·al \-ˈrē-əl\play adjective



Variants of gonorrhea

or chiefly British gon·or·rhoea \ˌgän-ə-ˈrē-ə\play

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