follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

chronic granulomatous disease

chronic granulomatous disease in Medicine

chronic granulomatous disease n.
A congenital defect in the ability of polymorphonuclear leukocytes to kill phagocytized bacteria, resulting in increased susceptibility to severe infections. Also called congenital dysphagocytosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for chronic granulomatous disease

a group of rare inherited diseases characterized by the inability of certain white blood cells called phagocytes to destroy invading microorganisms.

Learn more about chronic granulomatous disease with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for chronic

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends