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Miyagawa bodies

Pronunciation: mē-yah-gah′wah

Definition: an obsolete term for Chlamydia trachomatis (Miyagawanella lymphogranulomatosis), the elementary bodies that develop in the intracytoplasmic microcolonies of lymphogranuloma venereum.

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