gonococcus

noun
gon·​o·​coc·​cus | \ ˌgä-nə-ˈkä-kəs How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) \
plural gonococci\ ˌgä-​nə-​ˈkäk-​ˌsī How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) , -​(ˌ)sē ; -​ˈkä-​ˌkī , -​(ˌ)kē \

Definition of gonococcus

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

Other Words from gonococcus

gonococcal \ ˌgä-​nə-​ˈkä-​kəl How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of gonococcus

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gonococcus

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“Gonococcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonococcus. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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gonococcus

noun
gon·​o·​coc·​cus | \ ˌgän-ə-ˈkäk-əs How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) \
plural gonococci\ -​ˈkäk-​ˌ(s)ī How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) , -​ˈkäk-​(ˌ)(s)ē How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) \

Medical Definition of gonococcus

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

Other Words from gonococcus

gonococcal \ -​ˈkäk-​əl How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) \ also gonococcic \ -​ˈkäk-​(s)ik How to pronounce gonococcus (audio) \ adjective

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