Hodgkin's disease


Hodg·​kin's disease ˈhäj-kinz- How to pronounce Hodgkin's disease (audio)
variants or Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's
: a malignant lymphoma that is characterized by progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and by progressive anemia

Word History


Thomas Hodgkin †1866 English physician

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 6 Feb. 2023.

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