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

  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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chlamydia chla·myd·i·a (klə-mĭd'ē-ə)
n. pl. chla·myd·i·ae (-ē-ē')
Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis.

chla·myd'i·al adj.

Chlamydia Chla·myd·i·a (klə-mĭd'ē-ə)
A genus of coccoid, gram-negative microorganisms that are pathogenic to humans and animals, causing diseases such as conjunctivitis in cattle and sheep, and trachoma, nonspecific urethritis, and proctitis in humans. Also called Bedsonia, Miyagawanella.

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