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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The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco last week as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable for $80.3 million in damages for allegedly causing a Sonoma man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Jackpot Junk Science," 31 Mar. 2019 The cause was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, said his wife, Shirley Lowe. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 14 Apr. 2018 Miller received a preliminary diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Nearly 5 Months After Her Emergency Spinal Surgery, Abby Lee Miller Is Leaving Rehab," 5 Sep. 2018 Abby Lee Miller continues to battle non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Spotted in a Wheelchair as She Continues Cancer Treatment," 22 June 2018 Doyle Lee Hamm, who has battled lymphoma, was to be executed Thursday for the 1987 slaying of motel clerk Patrick Cunningham. CBS News, "New questions in execution that was delayed at the last minute," 24 Feb. 2018 The new patient, described in a Nature article published Tuesday, received a bone marrow transplant in 2016 as a treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "A Patient with HIV Has Gone Into Remission—Only the Second Case in Recorded Medical History," 6 Mar. 2019 She had been diagnosed with lymphoma and chose not to pursue treatment. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered," 15 Dec. 2018 The case of Edwin Hardeman, a California resident who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is set to go to trial in February. Donato Paolo Mancini, WSJ, "Bayer Shares Jump After Monsanto Weedkillers Court Ruling," 4 Jan. 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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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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