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

Examples of lymphoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Family His mother, Marie, passed away in 2017 after a battle with lymphoma. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Jeff Okudah has an athletic profile comparable to Jalen Ramsey," 24 Apr. 2020 Three years after Marie Okudah passed away following a long battle with lymphoma, her son was selected by the Detriot Lions with the No. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Former South Grand Prairie and Ohio State star defensive back Jeff Okudah taken by Detroit Lions in 2020 NFL draft," 23 Apr. 2020 Our beloved cat had just been diagnosed with lymphoma. Liane Kupferberg Carter, Longreads, "Sight and Insight," 27 Feb. 2020 Kacey Reynolds, a 19-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan who announced the team's first-round selection in last year's draft, has died after a three-year battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, the team announced Sunday. Lex Pryor, USA TODAY, "19-year-old Buccaneers fan who announced 2019 first-round pick dies after cancer battle," 24 Feb. 2020 Five years ago, a close relative was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. cleveland, "Independence High School ‘Remission Fighters’ raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society," 21 Feb. 2020 According to Variety, Mead died on Monday at his home in Pasadena, California, after experiencing complications from a three-year battle with lymphoma. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Syd Mead, Concept Artist Behind Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron, Dies at 86," 31 Dec. 2019 Then at the beginning of December he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Friends and strangers rally to help a 13-year-old Wisconsin boy after his latest diagnosis, lymphoma," 23 Dec. 2019 Otis was euthanized, after a long battle with lymphoma, days before Warren was first elected to the US Senate in 2012., "Campaign aides to US Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Cambridge Democrat vying for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination, posted photos Friday from Iowa of a 25-foot inflatable likeness of Bailey, her beloved golden retriever who makes frequent appearances on the stump.," 1 Nov. 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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The first known use of lymphoma was in 1873

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19 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Lymphoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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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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