gonococcus [gon-uh-kok-uh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural gon·o·coc·ci [gon-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.

  1. the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.

Origin of gonococcus First recorded in 1885–90; gono- + -coccus Related formsgon·o·coc·cal, gon·o·coc·cic [gon-uh-kok-sik] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk sɪk/, adjectivegon·o·coc·coid, adjective Examples from the Web for gonococcic Historical Examples of gonococcic

  • This explains the number of gonococcic infections occurring in girl children.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for gonococcic gonococcus noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)

    1. a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae

    Derived Formsgonococcal or gonococcic, adjectivegonococcoid, adjective gonococcic in Medicine gonococcic [gŏn′ə-kŏk′ĭk, -kŏk′sĭk] adj.

    1. Relating to the gonococcus.

    gonococcus [gŏn′ə-kŏk′əs] n. pl. gon•o•coc•ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)

    1. The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.

    Related formsgon′o•coc′cal adj.

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