gonococcus

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noun gon·o·coc·cus \ˌgä-nə-ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of gonococcus

plural

gonococci

play \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē\
  1. :  a pus-producing bacterium (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea

gonococcal

play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

gonococci

\-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\play play
  1. :  a pus-producing bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea

gonococcal

\-ˈkäk-əl\play also

gonococcic

\-ˈkäk-(s)ik\play play adjective

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