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[gon-uh-kok-uh s] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk əs/

noun, plural gonococci
[gon-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌgɒn əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA)
the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.
noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae

gonococcus gon·o·coc·cus (gŏn’ə-kŏk’əs)
n. pl. gon·o·coc·ci (-kŏk’sī’, -kŏk’ī’)
The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which is the causative agent of gonorrhea.
gon’o·coc’cal adj.


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