lymphoma


lym·pho·ma

noun \lim-ˈfō-mə\
plural lym·pho·mas also lym·pho·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of LYMPHOMA

:  a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue
lym·pho·ma·tous \-mə-təs\ adjective

Origin of LYMPHOMA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with LYMPHOMA

lym·pho·ma

noun \lim-ˈfō-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lym·pho·mas also lym·pho·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of LYMPHOMA

: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue
lym·pho·ma·tous \-mət-əs\ adjective

lymphoma

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a group of malignant diseases (see cancer) that usually start in the lymph nodes or lymphoid tissues. The two major types, Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, each have several subtypes. Diagnosis of either type requires biopsy, usually from the lymph nodes. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas may be diffuse (widespread) or nodular (concentrated in nodules); nodular lymphomas generally develop more slowly.

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