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 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 Jurors found Monsanto purposely ignored warnings and evidence that its popular Roundup product caused DeWayne Johnson’s lymphoma. Paul Elias, The Seattle Times, "Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million," 22 Oct. 2018 Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Diagnosed with lymphoma, Andre Hal watches Texans practice," 12 June 2018 The American Cancer Society, however, has stated that the causes of most cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are unknown. Yvette D'entremont, SELF, "Should You Worry About Herbicides In Your Food?," 10 Oct. 2018 Ten days later, on Christmas Eve, I was told that my Hodgkin's lymphoma had come back for the third time. Rachel Moscovich,, "When I was sick with cancer, my Tinder guys made me feel alive," 12 Apr. 2018 Miller was first diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in April after undergoing surgery for what was thought to be a spinal infection. Lynsey Eidell, SELF, "Abby Lee Miller Reveals She May Lose Her Hair After Undergoing Chemotherapy," 25 June 2018 Paul Allen is dead at 65, just two weeks after announcing he had restarted treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘A pioneer. A visionary. A good man’: The world reacts to death of Seattle business and sports mogul Paul Allen," 15 Oct. 2018 The jury in that case ruled unanimously in favor of a former groundskeeper who sought to hold the maker of Roundup liable for his non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Bayer Steps Up Legal Fight Over Weed Killer Blamed for Cancer," 18 Sep. 2018

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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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