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

Examples of lymphoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One is Sherri Franklin of San Francisco, founder of the Muttville rescue and shelter home for elderly dogs, and owner of five aging canines whose ailments include diabetes and lymphoma. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, "Suit challenges California rules on pet exams by vets," 3 May 2021 His younger brother, Andrew, died from lymphoma in 2014. NBC News, "What happened to Bernie Madoff's family? Where Ruth Madoff and others are now," 15 Apr. 2021 Maddocks and Vousden reported in 2013 and 2017 that the special diet slowed cancer growth and extended the lives of mice implanted with colon cancer cells lacking p53 as well as in mice engineered to develop lymphoma or colon tumors. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Special diets might boost the power of drugs to vanquish cancers," 1 Apr. 2021 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in first responders and Manhattan residents and workers has been linked to the toxins that filled the air on Sept. 11 and the weeks and months after. Heidi Stevens,, "Column: ‘I lost 65 pounds. ... I had to learn how to get the muscles working in my fingers.’ COVID-19 victim also survived 9/11 and cancer.," 25 Mar. 2021 For four months, my husband, Brad, had been recovering from a stem-cell transplant that saved his life from aggressive lymphoma. Kate Washington, Star Tribune, "50 million Americans are unpaid caregivers and need help," 23 Feb. 2021 Ever the wordsmith, former Huntsville Times Editor Joe Distelheim wrote his own obituary while battling lymphoma. Joe Distelheim, al, "Former Huntsville Times editor wrote his own obituary," 31 Dec. 2020 One of the new studies also identified clonal hematopoiesis, when blood cells carrying mutations spread more quickly than others, as a potential risk among astronauts for cardiovascular disease, lymphoma and leukemia. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Astronauts experience these key changes in space that could impact their health, new research shows," 25 Nov. 2020 After successful surgery to remove the tumor, Bongino revealed on his radio show in October that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Dan Bongino 'relieved' mass on lungs not another tumor after finishing treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma," 8 Mar. 2021

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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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10 May 2021

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“Lymphoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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

Medical Definition of lymphoma

: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue

Other Words from lymphoma

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

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