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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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The important mechanism for the fluoroquinolone resistance in the gonococcus involves mutations in the analogous region of QRDR of gyrA and parC in Escherichia coli, which was first reported by Belland et al (9).
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Since the introduction of sulphonamides in the 1930s, the gonococcus has shown itself to be a master of adaptability and has acquired a number of chromosomal and plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
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