gonococcal etymology

English word gonococcal comes from English gonococcus, English -al

Detailed word origin of gonococcal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gonococcus English (eng) A bacterium, taxonomic name Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that is responsible for gonorrhea.
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
gonococcal English (eng) (medicine) Of, or pertaining to, gonococcus. [from 19th c.].

Words with the same origin as gonococcal

Descendants of -al
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