donovanosis

[ dŏn′ə-və-nōsĭs ]

n.

A chronic destructive ulceration of the inguinal region and the external genitalia caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, which is observed intracellularly as Leishman-Donovan bodies in the infected tissue.granuloma inguinale

Nearby words

  1. donoso, josé,
  2. donostia-san sebastián,
  3. donovan,
  4. donovan body,
  5. donovan, william joseph,
  6. donsie,
  7. donus,
  8. donut,
  9. donzel,
  10. doo


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