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gonococcus

 [gon″o-kok´us] (pl. gonococ´ci.)
an individual of the species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea. adj., adj gonococ´cal.

Neis·se·ri·a gon·or·rhoe·'ae

a bacterial species that causes gonorrhea and other infections in humans; the type species of the genus Neisseria.

gonococcus

/gono·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) pl. gonococ´ci   an individual of the species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea.gonococ´calgonococ´cic

gonococcus

(gŏn′ə-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. gono·cocci (-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

[gon′əkok′əs] pl. gonococci
Etymology: Gk, gone + kokkos, berry
a gram-negative intracellular diplococcus of the species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the cause of gonorrhea; a nonmotile aerobic microorganism of the species N. gonorrhoeae. It is a parasite of the mucous membrane.

Neis·se·ri·a gon·or·rhoe·ae

(nī-sē'rē-ă gon-ō-rē'ē)
A bacterial species that causes gonorrhea and other infections in humans. It is the type species of the genus Neisseria.
Synonym(s): gonococcus.

gonococcus

The GRAM NEGATIVE bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes GONORRHEA and is often found, in pairs (diplococcus) within white cells.

gonococcus

Neisseria gonorrhoeae ; microorganism causing gonorrhoea
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