noun, plural lym·pho·gran·u·lo·mas, lym·pho·gran·u·lo·ma·ta [lim-fuh-gran-yuh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌlɪm fəˌgræn yəˈloʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

any of certain diseases characterized by granulomatous lesions of lymph nodes.
Also called lym·phogranulo·ma ve·ne·re·um [vuh-neer-ee-uh m] /vəˈnɪər i əm/, a venereal form of lymphogranuloma, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and characterized initially by a lesion on the genitals.
Obsolete. Hodgkin's disease.

Nearby words

  1. lymphoduct,
  2. lymphoepithelioma,
  3. lymphogenesis,
  4. lymphogenous,
  5. lymphoglandula,
  6. lymphogranuloma venereum,
  7. lymphogranulomatosis,
  8. lymphography,
  9. lymphoid,
  10. lymphoid cell

Origin of lymphogranuloma

First recorded in 1920–25; lympho- + granuloma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for lymphogranuloma




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

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