lymphogranuloma venereum


lymphogranuloma ve·ne·re·um

noun \-və-ˈnir-ē-əm\

Definition of LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM

:  a contagious venereal disease caused by various strains of a chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) that is marked by painful swelling and inflammation of the lymph nodes especially in the region of the groin

Origin of LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM

New Latin, venereal lymphogranuloma
First Known Use: 1938

lymphogranuloma ve·ne·re·um

noun \-və-ˈnir-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM

: a contagious venereal disease that is caused by various strains of a bacterium of the genus Chlamydia (C. trachomatis) and is marked by painful swelling and inflammation of the lymph nodes especially in the region of the groin—called also lymphogranuloma inguinale, lymphopathia venereum

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