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gonorrhea

gon·or·rhe·a

/ˌɡänəˈrēə/

Noun

A sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium, Neisseria gonorrheae. It is contacted from genital-to-genital contact, but may also be spread by oral-to-genital contact. In the male symptoms of infection are usually noticed within days in the urethra (with painful discharge), while in the female symptoms may be delayed for weeks or months and usually involve multiple structures.