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gon·o·coc·cus

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

gon′o·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl), gon′o·coc′cic (-kŏk′ĭk, -kŏk′sĭk) adj.

gonococcus

(ˌɡɒnəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae
ˌgonoˈcoccal, ˌgonoˈcoccic adj
ˌgonoˈcoccoid adj

gon•o•coc•cus

(ˌgɒn əˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.
[1885–90]
gon`o•coc′cal, gon`o•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
gon`o•coc′coid, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gonococcus - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrheagonococcus - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
Translations

gon·o·coc·cus

n. gonococo, microorganismo de la especie Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causante de la gonorrea.

gonococcus

n (pl -ci) gonococo
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