from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun plural Micrococci which occur in pairs, flattened at their points of contact; the cause of gonorrheal inflammation of the mucous and serous membranes.
  • noun A cell (coccus) of the micrococcus found in and among the pus-cells of the gonorrheal discharge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea


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gono- +‎ coccus



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

    February 12, 2011