American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of gonorrhea.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cell (coccus) of the micrococcus found in and among the pus-cells of the gonorrheal discharge.
- n. plural Micrococci which occur in pairs, flattened at their points of contact; the cause of gonorrheal inflammation of the mucous and serous membranes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A vegetable microörganism of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in the secretion in gonorrhea. It is believed by some to constitute the cause of this disease.
- n. the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
- gono- + coccus (Wiktionary)
“[Illustration: GONORRHEA. GERMS.] = Gonorrhea = is an inflammation caused by a germ called the gonococcus, discovered by Dr.A. Neisser, of Breslau, Germany, in 1879.”
“In gonorrhea we have a special organism called the "gonococcus"; while in tuberculosis -- a variety of inflammation in which the blood-vessels are completely destroyed and a change or degeneration called "cheesy" is produced, leading to the production of a tubercle -- a rod-like bacillus is invariably found, the well-known and unfortunately too common tubercle bacillus.”
“In 1879 a new stage of more precise knowledge of the venereal diseases began with Neisser's discovery of the gonococcus which is the specific cause of gonorrhoea.”
““Mrs. Pryor has contracted hepatitis C and a mild case of gonococcus.””
“I think most doctors would empirically give antibiotics for both staph and gonococcus, but apparently for this exam, that would be wrong.”
“- Prevention of eye infections in the newborn (chlamydia and gonococcus)”
“Tell that gonococcus of a captain that we can't lift.”
“Expert on serology of syphilis and gonococcus infection in relation to public health.”
“COLE AND LLOYD: The preparation of solid and liquid media for the cultivation of the gonococcus.”
“It has already been claimed that vitamines are essential to the growth of the meningococcus, the influenza bacillus, the typhoid bacillus, the gonococcus, the pneumococcus Type I, Streptococcus hemolyticus, the diptheria bacillus, the Bacillus pertussis and certain soil organisms.”
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