gonococcus etymology

English word gonococcus comes from English gono-, English coccus (Any approximately spherical bacterium.)

Detailed word origin of gonococcus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gono- English (eng)
coccus English (eng) Any approximately spherical bacterium.
gonococcus English (eng) A bacterium, taxonomic name Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that is responsible for gonorrhea.

Words with the same origin as gonococcus

Descendants of gono-
gonocide gonococcal gonocyte gonopod gonosome gonotheca gonozooid
Descendants of coccus
VRE coccic enterococcal pentacoccous staph tetracoccous