gonococcus

noun
gon·​o·​coc·​cus | \ˌgä-nə-ˈkä-kəs \
plural gonococci\ ˌgä-​nə-​ˈkäk-​ˌsī , -​(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 \ adjective

First Known Use of gonococcus

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gonococcus

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gonococcus

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

Medical Definition of gonococcus 

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

Other Words from gonococcus

gonococcal \ -​ˈkäk-​əl \ also gonococcic \ -​ˈkäk-​(s)ik \ adjective

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