gonococci gonococci


  • (n) the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea


  1. In recent years some gonococci strains with a measure of resistance had emerged, but even those stubborn bacteria eventually succumbed to still bigger dosages of the antibiotic.
  2. In a woman, the gonococci may spread and hide, or mingle with other germs to make diagnosis extremely difficult.
  3. Because the technique for culturing chlamydia is not yet widely available, doctors diagnose NGU by examining a smear or culture of discharge for the presence of gonococci.
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