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

Examples of Hodgkin's disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The foundation came to be following the devastating loss of Rich’s second daughter Gabrielle Rich Aouad, who passed after a long battle with Hodgkin's disease and leukemia. Vogue, 25 Oct. 2022 According to the Mayo Clinic, the cancer — also known as Hodgkin's disease — is most common in people between 20 and 40 years old and those over 55. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 1 Sep. 2020

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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 18 Jun. 2024.

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