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A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococcal bacteria that affects the mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts and is characterized by an acute purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination, though women often have no symptoms.
[Greek gonorrhoia, flow of seed (from the mistaken belief that the discharge contained semen) : gono-, gono- + -rhoia, -rrhea.]
gon′or·rhe′al, gon′or·rhe′ic adj.
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gon•or•rhe•a(ˌgɒn əˈri ə)
a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus.Also, esp. Brit.,gon`or•rhoe′a.
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A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the genitals and urinary tract.
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A sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria.
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|Noun||1.||gonorrhea - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra|
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n. gonorrea, enfermedad venérea catarral contagiosa de la mucosa genital causada por el virus Neisseriae gonorrhoeae que puede invadir áreas de la vagina, pene, recto, e inclusive la garganta y los ojos.
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