gonorrhea

noun
gon·​or·​rhea | \ ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce gonorrhea (audio) \

Definition of gonorrhea

: a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus

called also clap

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Other Words from gonorrhea

gonorrheal \ ˌgä-​nə-​ˈrē-​əl How to pronounce gonorrheal (audio) \ adjective

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And while medications can clear up STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea, others, like herpes and HIV, are incurable. Kasandra Brabaw, SELF, "How to Talk to Your Partner About Getting Tested With Minimal Weirdness," 25 Mar. 2019 Thailand is one country on the front line of the fight against antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Sophie Cousins, CNN, "Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea," 15 May 2018 Rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have been rising nationally for several years. Washington Post, "Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California," 14 May 2018 Zoliflodacin has the potential to be an effective antibiotic for treating gonorrhea. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "New anti-gonorrhea drug called “metal as f–k”," 15 Nov. 2018 If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirths, severe eye infections in babies and infertility in both men and women. Fox News, "Untreatable 'super gonorrhea' case could be 'tip of the iceberg'," 2 Apr. 2018 In the battle against gonorrhea, antibiotics have been forced into a rapid and devastating retreat. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "New anti-gonorrhea drug called “metal as f–k”," 15 Nov. 2018 As the above video shows, that required unusual tactics and unorthodox strategies to beat syphilis and gonorrhea during the war. Phil Edwards, Vox, "The World War II battle against STDs," 21 Dec. 2018 That most often means trichomoniasis or gonorrhea, both of which are STDs that require medical treatment. Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Good Housekeeping, "What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of gonorrhea

circa 1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gonorrhea

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

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gonorrhea

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gonorrhea

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

gonorrhea

noun
gon·​or·​rhea
variants: or chiefly British gonorrhoea \ ˌgän-​ə-​ˈrē-​ə How to pronounce gonorrhoea (audio) \

Medical Definition of gonorrhea

: a contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus

called also clap

Other Words from gonorrhea

gonorrheal or chiefly British gonorrhoeal \ -​ˈrē-​əl How to pronounce gonorrhoeal (audio) \ adjective

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