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non–Hodgkin's lymphoma

noun non–Hodg·kin's lymphoma \ˈnän-ˈhäj-kənz-\

Definition of NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA

:  any of the numerous malignant lymphomas (as Burkitt's lymphoma) that are not classified as Hodgkin's disease

First Known Use of NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA

1972

non–Hodgkin's lymphoma

noun non–Hodg·kin's lymphoma \-ˈhäj-kənz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NON–HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA

:  any of various malignant lymphomas (as Burkitt's lymphoma) that are not classified as Hodgkin's disease, have malignant cells derived from B cells, T cells, or natural killer cells, and are characterized especially by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, fatigue, and weight loss

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