gonorrhea

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noun gon·or·rhea \ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of gonorrhea

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

gonorrheal

play \ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gonorrhea

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


First Known Use: circa 1526


GONORRHEA Defined for English Language Learners

gonorrhea

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noun gon·or·rhea \ˌgä-nə-ˈrē-ə\

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

\ˌgän-ə-ˈrē-ə\play

Medical Definition of gonorrhea

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

gonorrheal

or chiefly British

gonorrhoeal

\-ˈrē-əl\play adjective

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