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gonorrhea

noun gon·or·rhea \ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə\

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

Full Definition of GONORRHEA

:  a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus —called also clap
gon·or·rhe·al \-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
Medical Dictionary

gonorrhea

noun gon·or·rhea

Medical Definition of GONORRHEA

:  a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus—called also clap
gon·or·rhe·al or chiefly British gon·or·rhoe·al \-ˈrē-əl\ adjective

Variants of GONORRHEA

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

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