Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of gonorrhea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bacterium, taxonomic name Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that is responsible for gonorrhea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea

Etymologies

gono- +‎ coccus (Wiktionary)

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  • Any word with three o's and three c's is worthy of repetition in my view.

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