Gonococcal

gonococcus

[gon-uh-kok-uhs]
noun, plural gonococci [gon-uh-kok-sahy, -see] .
the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.

Origin:
1885–90; gono- + -coccus

gonococcal, gonococcic [gon-uh-kok-sik] , adjective
gonococcoid, adjective
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gonococcus (ˌɡɒnəʊˈkɒkəs)
 
n , pl -cocci
a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae
 
gono'coccal
 
adj
 
gono'coccic
 
adj
 
gono'coccoid
 
adj

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gonococcus gon·o·coc·cus (gŏn'ə-kŏk'əs)
n. pl. gon·o·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.


gon'o·coc'cal adj.
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