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Donovan body

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

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

Biographical Note for donovan body

  • C. Donovan — see leishman-donovan body

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