lymphogranuloma

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lymphogranuloma

(ˌlɪmfəʊˌɡrænjʊˈləʊmə)
n
(Pathology) a disease caused by bacteria of the group chlamydia trachomatis, causing swelling and deterioration of the lymph nodes and vessels
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lym•pho•gran•u•lo•ma

(ˌlɪm fəˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. any of certain diseases characterized by granulomatous lesions of lymph nodes.
2. Also called lym′phogranulo′ma ve•ne′re•um (vəˈnɪər i əm) a venereal form of lymphogranuloma, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized initially by a lesion on the genitals.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.lymphogranuloma - swelling of a lymph node
puffiness, swelling, lump - an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
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