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Lymphogranuloma

noun; blending and clipping
an accumulation of particles or cells (which form the granuloma) in the lymph nodes, the tissues that help produce compounds to protect the body and enhance the immune system.
 
A doctor suspects lymphogranuloma venereum based on its characteristic symptoms.
Etymology : The lymph nodes were named for the clear fluid they produced; lymph, the first root, thus came from the Latin lympha, meaning water nymph, from the Greek numphe, meaning young bride. The ‘o’ is a linking morpheme. ‘Gran’ refers to the root glossed as ‘grain’ and refers to the cells and particles accumulated. The e was clipped off the morpheme ‘ule,’ forming a diminutive. Another linking ‘o’ and the noun-forming root ‘ma’ complete the parsing of this medical term.
Source : The Merck Manual of Medical Information
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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