gonorrhea

noun gon·or·rhea \ ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of gonorrhea

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

gonorrheal

play \ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gonorrhea

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



GONORRHEA Defined for English Language Learners

gonorrhea

noun

Definition of gonorrhea for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

gonorrhea

noun gon·or·rhea
variants: or chiefly British gonorrhoea play \ˌgän-ə-ˈrē-ə\

medical Definition of gonorrhea

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

gonorrheal

or chiefly British gonorrhoeal play \-ˈrē-əl\ adjective

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