Gonorrhea meaning

gŏn'ə-rē'ə
A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococcal bacteria that affects the mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts and is characterized by an acute purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination, though women often have no symptoms.
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A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococci, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the genitourinary tract and a discharge of mucous and pus: it can seriously affect other mucous membranes, esp. those of the eye, as in a baby during childbirth.
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A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococcal bacteria that affects the mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts and is characterized by an acute purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination, though women often have no symptoms.
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A sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae , characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the genital and urinary tracts, an acute discharge containing pus, and painful urination, especially in men. Women often have few or no symptoms.
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An STD caused by a species of bacteria (the gonococcus) that affects the mucous membrane of the genital and urinary tracts.
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Origin of gonorrhea

  • Greek gonorrhoia flow of seed (from the mistaken belief that the discharge contained semen) gono- gono- -rhoia -rrhea
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From New Latin, from Late Latin gonorrhoia, from Ancient Greek γονόρροια (gonorroia), from γόνος (gonos, “sperm. seed, offspring”) + ῥέω (rheō, “I flow”) (ca. 1526).
    From Wiktionary