granuloma inguinale

noun
granuloma in·​gui·​na·​le | \ -ˌiŋ-gwə-ˈna-lē How to pronounce granuloma inguinale (audio) , -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)

First Known Use of granuloma inguinale

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for granuloma inguinale

New Latin, literally, inguinal granuloma

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“Granuloma inguinale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granuloma%20inguinale. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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granuloma inguinale

noun
granuloma in·​gui·​na·​le | \ -ˌiŋ-gwə-ˈnal-ē How to pronounce granuloma inguinale (audio) , -ˈnäl- How to pronounce granuloma inguinale (audio) , -ˈnāl- How to pronounce granuloma inguinale (audio) \

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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