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Burkitt's lymphoma

noun Bur·kitt's lymphoma \ˈbər-kəts-\

Definition of BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA

:  a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B cell origin that occurs especially in children of central Africa and is associated with Epstein-Barr virus

Variants of BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA

Bur·kitt's lymphoma also Bur·kitt lymphoma \-kət-\

Origin of BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA

Denis Parsons Burkitt †1993 British surgeon
First Known Use: 1963

Burkitt's lymphoma

noun Bur·kitt's lymphoma \ˌbər-kəts-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA

:  a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B cell origin that affects primarily the upper and lower jaws, orbit, retroperitoneal tissues situated near the pancreas, kidneys, ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenal glands, heart, and pleura, that occurs especially in children of central Africa, and that is associated with Epstein-Barr virus

Biographical Note for BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA

Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911–1993), British surgeon. In 1957 while in Uganda, Burkitt identified for the first time the cancer that now bears his name. In 1970 he published a monograph entitled Burkitt's Lymphoma.

Variants of BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA

Bur·kitt's lymphoma also Burkitt lymphoma \-kət-\

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