1. [syn: gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. It is caused by infection with the
bacterium Neiseria gonorrheae, and is commonly transmitted
by sexual intercourse.
[1913 Webster +PJC] Gonorrheal
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria
gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around
the urethra [syn: gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap]