Gonorrhoea
Gonorrhea Gon`or*rhe"a, Gonorrhoea Gon`or*rh[oe]"a, n. [L. gonorrhoea, Gr. ?; ? that which begets, semen, the genitals + ? to flow: cf. F. gonorrh['e]e.] (Med.) A contagious inflammatory disease of the genitourinary tract, affecting especially the urethra and vagina, and characterized by a mucopurulent discharge, pain in urination, and chordee; clap.

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  • gonorrhoea — (US gonorrhea) ► NOUN ▪ a venereal disease involving inflammatory discharge from the urethra or vagina. ORIGIN Greek gonorrhoia, from gonos semen + rhoia flux …   English terms dictionary

  • gonorrhoea — n. a sexually transmitted disease, caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that affects the genital mucous membranes of either sex. Symptoms develop about a week after infection and include pain on passing urine and discharge of pus (known …   Medical dictionary

  • gonorrhoea — [[t]gɒ̱nəri͟ːə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease. (in AM, use gonorrhea) …   English dictionary

  • gonorrhoea — n. a sexually transmitted disease, caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that affects the genital mucous membranes of either sex. Symptoms develop about a week after infection and include pain on passing urine and discharge of pus (known …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gonorrhoea — see GENERAL …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • gonorrhoea — gon·or·rhoe·a || ‚gÉ‘nÉ™ rɪːə /‚gÉ’n n. sexually transmitted disease …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gonorrhoea — [ˌgɒnə rɪə] (US gonorrhea) noun a venereal disease involving inflammatory discharge from the urethra or vagina. Derivatives gonorrhoeal adjective Origin C16: via late L. from Gk gonorrhoia, from gonos semen + rhoia flux …   English new terms dictionary

  • gonorrhoea — n. (Med.) Clap, blennorrhoea, blennorrhagia, venereal disease …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gonorrhoea — gon·or·rhoea …   English syllables

  • gonorrhoea — UK [ˌɡɒnəˈriːə] / US [ˌɡɑnəˈrɪə] noun [uncountable] medical a disease affecting the sex organs that is passed on during sex …   English dictionary

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