lymphogranuloma venereum

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Other possible causes include necrotizing fasciitis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, anogenital cutaneous amebiasis, cancer, or a belt sander. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, venereal lymphogranuloma

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lymphogranuloma venereum was in 1938

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“Lymphogranuloma venereum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphogranuloma%20venereum. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

lymphogranuloma venereum

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