lymphogranuloma venereum

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lymphogranuloma ve·​ne·​re·​um | \ -və-ˈnir-ē-əm How to pronounce lymphogranuloma venereum (audio) \

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

First Known Use of lymphogranuloma venereum

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lymphogranuloma venereum

New Latin, venereal lymphogranuloma

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“Lymphogranuloma venereum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphogranuloma%20venereum. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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lymphogranuloma venereum

noun
lymphogranuloma ve·​ne·​re·​um | \ -və-ˈnir-ē-əm How to pronounce lymphogranuloma venereum (audio) \

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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