Calymmatobacterium


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Related to Calymmatobacterium: lymphogranuloma venereum, Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, Donovan body

Calymmatobacterium

 [kah-lim″mah-to-bak-tēr´e-um]
a genus of bacteria made up of gram-negative rods. C. granulo´matis causes granuloma inguinale.

Calymmatobacterium

(kă-lim'mă-tō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm),
A genus of nonmotile bacteria (of uncertain taxonomic classification) containing gram-negative, pleomorphic rods with single or bipolar condensations of chromatin; cells occur singly and in clusters. Outside the human body, growth occurs only in the yolk sac or amniotic fluid of a developing chick embryo or in a medium containing embryonic yolk; the organisms are pathogenic only for humans. The type species is Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
[G. kalymma, hood, veil, + baktērion, rod]

Calymmatobacterium

/Ca·lym·ma·to·bac·te·ri·um/ (kah-lim″ah-to-bak-tēr´e-um) a genus of bacteria (family Brucellaceae), composed of pleomorphic nonmotile, gram-negative rods. C. granulo´matis causes granuloma inguinale in humans; see also Donovan's body, under body.

Ca·lym·ma·to·bac·te·ri·um

(kă-lim'mă-tō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm)
Reclassified as Klebsiella granulomatus (q.v.).
[G. kalymma, hood, veil, + baktērion, rod]