gonococcus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gonococcus the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gonococcus (Med) A vegetable micro├Ârganism of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in the secretion in gonorrhea. It is believed by some to constitute the cause of this disease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gonococcus A cell (coccus) of the micrococcus found in and among the pus-cells of the gonorrheal discharge.
    • n gonococcus plural Micrococci which occur in pairs, flattened at their points of contact; the cause of gonorrheal inflammation of the mucous and serous membranes.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. semen, the genitals + NL. & E. coccus,

Usage

In literature:

An infection of the vulva and vagina due to the gonococcus or to some other germ is very common in little girls.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The frequency of gonococcus infection is much higher.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
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