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Donovan body

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noun Don·o·van body \ˈdän-ə-vən-, ˈdən-\

Medical Definition of Donovan body

  1. :  an encapsulated gram-negative bacterium of the genus Klebsiella (K. granulomatis synonym Calymmatobacterium granulomatis) that is the causative agent of granuloma inguinale and is characterized by one or two opposite polar chromatin masses—compare leishman-donovan body

Biographical Note for donovan body

C. Donovan

, —see leishman-donovan body


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