SYN: Neisseria gonorrhoeae. [G. gone, seed, + kokkos, berry]

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gon·o·coc·cus .gän-ə-'käk-əs n, pl -coc·ci -'käk-.(s)ī, -'käk-(.)(s a pus-producing bacterium of the genus Neisseria (N. gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea
gon·o·coc·cal -'käk-əl or gon·o·coc·cic -'käk-(s)ik adj

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n. (pl. gonococci)
the causative agent of gonorrhoea: the bacterium Neisseria.
gonococcal adj.

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gono·coc·cus (gon″o-kokґəs) pl. gonococґci [gono-1 + coccus] an individual microorganism of the species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the organism causing gonorrhea. gonococcal, gonococcic adj

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  • gonococcus — [gän΄ə käk′əs] n. pl. gonococci [gän΄əkäk′sī΄] [ModL < GONO + COCCUS] the bacterium (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) that causes gonorrhea gonococcal [gän΄əkäk′əl] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • gonococcus — noun A bacterium, taxonomic name Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that is responsible for gonorrhea. See Also: coccus …   Wiktionary

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