Hodgkin's disease

noun
Hodg·​kin's disease | \ ˈhäj-kinz- How to pronounce Hodgkin's disease (audio) \
variants: or Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's

Definition of Hodgkin's disease

: a malignant lymphoma that is characterized by progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and by progressive anemia

First Known Use of Hodgkin's disease

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hodgkin's disease

Thomas Hodgkin †1866 English physician

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The first known use of Hodgkin's disease was in 1865

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“Hodgkin's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hodgkin%27s%20disease. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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