Definition of gonococcal in US English:

gonococcal

adjective

  • See gonococcus

    • ‘Asymptomatic bacteriuria, gonococcal cervicitis and bacterial vaginosis are strongly associated with preterm delivery.’
    • ‘Evaluation and treatment are important because of the risk for reinfection of the patient and the strong likelihood of urethral gonococcal or chlamydial infection in the partner.’
    • ‘Even in women with serological evidence of past chlamydial or gonococcal infections, most are unaware of the infection.’
    • ‘There is also sufficient overlap between the symptoms of chlamydial infections and gonococcal infections.’
    • ‘Ectopic pregnancy is another possible consequence of gonococcal or chlamydial infection, although these are not the only risk factors.’

Pronunciation

gonococcal

/ˌɡänəˈkäk(ə)l//ˌɡɑnəˈkɑk(ə)l/