\hˈɪstəplˌazmə kˌapsuːlˈɑːtəm], \hˈɪstəplˌazmə kˌapsuːlˈɑːtəm], \h_ˈɪ_s_t_ə_p_l_ˌa_z_m_ə k_ˌa_p_s_uː_l_ˈɑː_t_ə_m]\
Definitions of HISTOPLASMA CAPSULATUM
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A pathogenic organism of the subkingdom Protozoa, the phylum Mastigophora, the order Binucleata, and the family Herpetomonidae. The organism is present in the necrotic areas of the spleen, the liver, the lungs, and the bone marrow. It produces a disease characterized by splenomegaly, emaciation, and elevation of temperature. The organism consists of a small mass of protoplasm surrounded by a capsule and containing a small chromatin granule. It is found within the epithelial cells of the necrotic granulomata in the various tissues. The disease has been observed in the Panama Canal Zone, by Darling only.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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