granuloma inguinale

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noun granuloma in·gui·na·le \-ˌiŋ-gwə-ˈna-lē, -ˈnä-, -ˈnā-\

Definition of granuloma inguinale

  1. :  a sexually transmitted disease characterized by ulceration and formation of granulations on the genitalia and in the groin area and caused by a bacterium (Calymmatobacterium granulomatis synonym Donovania granulomatis)

Origin and Etymology of granuloma inguinale

New Latin, literally, inguinal granuloma


First Known Use: 1918


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granuloma inguinale

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noun granuloma in·gui·na·le \-ˌiŋ-gwə-ˈnal-ē, -ˈnäl-, -ˈnāl-\

Medical Definition of granuloma inguinale

  1. :  a sexually transmitted disease characterized by ulceration and formation of granulations on the genitalia and in the groin area and caused by a bacterium of the genus Klebsiella (K. granulomatis synonym Calymmatobacterium granulomatis) which is usually recovered from lesions as Donovan bodies—called also donovanosis


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