lymphoma

noun
lym·​pho·​ma | \ lim-ˈfō-mə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio) \
plural lymphomas also lymphomata\ lim-​ˈfō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce lymphomata (audio) \

Definition of lymphoma

: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue

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Other Words from lymphoma

lymphomatous \ lim-​ˈfō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce lymphomatous (audio) \ adjective

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On May 13, a jury in Oakland awarded $55 million in compensation, and $2 billion in punitive damages, to a Livermore couple who were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Judge will reconsider $80 million damage award in Monsanto cancer case," 2 July 2019 Kura Oncology said its flagship drug produced positive results in a midstage clinical trial for a form of lymphoma. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kura Oncology reports lymphoma success with cancer drug," 17 June 2019 In March, a jury awarded $80 million to a California man who said Roundup gave him non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. nola.com, "Roundup maker, embroiled in cancer cases, is putting $5 billion into new kind of weedkiller," 15 June 2019 The former first lady passed away in May 1994 after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Jackie Kennedy Onassis' Luxurious Martha's Vineyard Estate Is on the Market for $65 Million," 27 June 2019 In March, a jury awarded $80 million to a California man who said Roundup gave him non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. nola.com, "Roundup maker, embroiled in cancer cases, is putting $5 billion into new kind of weedkiller," 15 June 2019 The company has lost the first three jury trials to plaintiffs claiming Roundup gave them non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with the highest award topping $2 billion. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Bayer to Invest Billions in Weedkillers in Wake of Roundup Controversy," 14 June 2019 In March, a jury awarded $80 million to a California man who said Roundup gave him non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Roundup is embroiled in cancer cases. Now its maker is putting $5 billion toward a new kind of weed killer.," 14 June 2019 The statement came after a California jury determined that the glyphosate in Roundup partially caused plaintiff Dewayne Johnson's non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ordering Monsanto to pay Johnson nearly $300 million. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Report: Popular cereals, snack bars still contain weed killer chemical," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of lymphoma

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lymphoma

New Latin

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lymphoma

noun
lym·​pho·​ma | \ lim-ˈfō-mə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio) \
plural lymphomas also lymphomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce lymphomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of lymphoma

: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue

Other Words from lymphoma

lymphomatous \ -​mət-​əs How to pronounce lymphomatous (audio) \ adjective

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