lym·pho·ma | \lim-ˈfō-mə \
plural lymphomas also lymphomata\lim-ˈfō-mə-tə \

Definition of lymphoma 

: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue

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Other Words from lymphoma

lymphomatous \lim-ˈfō-mə-təs \ adjective

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Burkitt lymphoma affects the lymph system, a part of the body's immune system. Andrea Park, SELF, "After a Second Back Surgery, Abby Lee Miller Shows Off Her Healing Progress on Instagram," 2 July 2018 In the United States, lymphoma from the virus is seen most commonly in immigrants from affected regions. Denise Grady, New York Times, "A Promising Cancer Treatment Made Patients Worse, Not Better," 5 June 2018 Schlender also has a personal connection to cancer, as her mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma in 2008. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Second annual Superhero Stomp 5K Run/Walk to help Pewaukee families with children fighting cancer," 4 May 2018 This happened in the Napa Valley Speed Golf Challenge, a charity event benefiting nontoxic lymphoma treatment research. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "In praise of finishing par-5s after Lydia Ko’s Sunday at Lake Merced," 3 May 2018 Its price tag is $373,000 — the same price that Norvatis has set for Kymriah’s lymphoma treatment. Marie Mccullough,, "FDA expands approval for world's first T-cell therapy," 1 May 2018 According to the American Cancer Society, non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in the white blood cells. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Abby Lee Miller Reportedly Underwent Lifesaving Spinal Surgery," 19 Apr. 2018 Ritz said a 2017 National Institutes of Health study that found no association between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma had major flaws. Sudhin Thanawala, The Seattle Times, "Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward," 10 July 2018 Leukemia is more common in the western states, while rates of pediatric lymphoma and brain cancer are higher in the Northeast. NBC News, "Childhood cancer rates highest in Northeast, new CDC map shows," 29 June 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 \
plural lymphomas also lymphomata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of lymphoma 

: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue

Other Words from lymphoma

lymphomatous \-mət-əs \ adjective

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