lymphoma

noun

lym·​pho·​ma lim-ˈfō-mə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio)
plural lymphomas also lymphomata lim-ˈfō-mə-tə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio)
: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue
lymphomatous adjective

Examples of lymphoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that case, a school groundskeeper claimed the company’s Roundup product caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald, 18 Feb. 2024 In 2014, Milicevic arrived at Mayo Clinic, 5 years after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Melissa Karns, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024 Barker has also recently opened up about how Blink-182’s reunion and new album One More Time was prompted by the trio coming together after experiencing tragedies, including his plane crash and band member Mark Hoppus’ lymphoma diagnosis in 2021. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 30 Oct. 2023 The July show will happen 13 months after Bibi’s team announced that he had been diagnosed with CNS lymphoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Katie Bain, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2024 She is recognized for her research on a potential therapy for patients who have diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Cynthia Howell, arkansasonline.com, 21 Jan. 2024 Those include non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—Brown’s first cancer. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 18 Jan. 2024 Clearly Mellencamp Arroyave believed her own experience undergoing treatment gave her a bulletproof opportunity to bring up Gunvalson's ex Brooks Ayers, who claimed he was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013. Farai Bennett, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 Blink is back together, the result of a harsh wake-up call that came after Hoppus was diagnosed with stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 2021. Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lymphoma was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Lymphoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphoma. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

lymphoma

noun
lym·​pho·​ma lim-ˈfō-mə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio)
plural lymphomas or lymphomata -mət-ə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio)
: a tumor composed of the same type of tissue making up lymph nodes

Medical Definition

lymphoma

noun
lym·​pho·​ma lim-ˈfō-mə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio)
plural lymphomas also lymphomata -mət-ə How to pronounce lymphoma (audio)
: a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue
lymphomatous adjective

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