granuloma inguinale

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

Definition of granuloma inguinale

: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


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granuloma inguinale

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

medical Definition of granuloma inguinale

: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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