lymphogranuloma

lymphogranuloma

[lim-fuh-gran-yuh-loh-muh]
noun, plural lymphogranulomas, lymphogranulomata [lim-fuh-gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
1.
any of certain diseases characterized by granulomatous lesions of lymph nodes.
2.
Also called lymphogranuloma venereum [vuh-neer-ee-uhm] . a venereal form of lymphogranuloma, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized initially by a lesion on the genitals.
3.

Origin:
1920–25; lympho- + granuloma

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lymphogranuloma lym·pho·gran·u·lo·ma (lĭm'fō-grān'yə-lō'mə)
n.

  1. Any of several unrelated diseases in which the pathological processes result in the formation of granulomas or granulomalike lesions, especially in various groups of lymph nodes which then become conspicuously enlarged.

  2. Hodgkin's disease. No longer in technical use.

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