Donovan body

noun
Don·​o·​van body | \ ˈdän-ə-vən- How to pronounce Donovan body (audio) , ˈdən- How to pronounce Donovan body (audio) \

Medical Definition of Donovan body

: 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

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“Donovan body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Donovan%20body. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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