Burkitt's lymphoma

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Bur·​kitt's lymphoma | \ ˈbər-kəts- \
variants: or less commonly Burkitt lymphoma \ ˈbər-​kət-​ \

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

First Known Use of Burkitt's lymphoma

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Burkitt's lymphoma

Denis Parsons Burkitt †1993 British surgeon

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Burkitt's lymphoma

noun
Bur·​kitt's lymphoma | \ ˌbər-kəts- \
variants: also Burkitt lymphoma \ -​kət-​ \

Medical Definition of Burkitt's lymphoma 

: a non-Hodgkin 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

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