gonorrhea

noun
gon·or·rhea | \ ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə \

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 \ adjective

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According to the report, gonorrhea cases also increased by 22% to 46,676. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Syphilis cases hit highest level in almost 70 years in England," 6 June 2018 Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bug that causes gonorrhea, has relentlessly vanquished every antibiotic medical practice has used against it. Helen Branswell, STAT, "A case study in the fast-rising threat of antibiotic resistance," 6 July 2018 Fifty-four percent of chlamydia cases and 33 percent of gonorrhea cases were among those under the age of 25. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "STD rates rise in Sacramento County, following statewide, nationwide trends," 2 July 2018 In 2016, teens ages 15 to 19 made up 29 percent of the 948 new chlamydia cases and 14 percent of the 195 new gonorrhea cases, according to statistics from the Children’s Health Program. Janene Holzberg, Howard County Times, "New podcast amplifies Howard County health officer's voice on issues," 1 July 2018 About 58 percent of the gonorrhea cases last year in Alaska affected people age 29 and younger. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Kind of alarming’: Number of new gonorrhea cases in Alaska skyrockets in 2017," 29 May 2018 Teens between 15- and 19-years-old made up 14 percent of new gonorrhea cases and 29 percent of new chlamydia cases. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "Howard looks at new ways to talk to teens about safe sex," 21 May 2018 Recently released data from the California Department of Public Health show a 45 percent increase in cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in the state compared with rates five years prior. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "STD rates rise in Sacramento County, following statewide, nationwide trends," 2 July 2018 Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in 2016, the most recent data available, the CDC reported. Susan Scutti, CNN, "HIV rates rise in at least two US hot spots," 16 Mar. 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

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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 \

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 \ adjective

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