lymphoma

noun
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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All Children's Hospital administer a version of it called Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapy to patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and certain other blood or bone cancers. Justine Griffin, orlandosentinel.com, "A vaccine for cancer? Tampa company is working on it," 21 Aug. 2019 The disease is not breast cancer but lymphoma that grows in the scar tissue surrounding the breasts. Washington Post, "Allergan recalls textured breast implant tied to rare cancer," 24 July 2019 The disease is not breast cancer but lymphoma that grows in the scar tissue surrounding the breasts. CBS News, "Breast implants tied to rare form of cancer recalled at FDA request," 24 July 2019 The researchers found that breast cancer, leukemia, pediatric cancers and lymphoma were the best funded, in terms of annual revenue generated by nonprofit organizations dedicated to cancer awareness, support and research. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, "Some of the deadliest cancers receive the least funding, Northwestern study says," 19 July 2019 By 1997, Sadelain’s team had come to focus on a molecule called CD19, which is present in certain blood cancers, including many kinds of lymphomas and leukemias, in which a class of white blood cells—B cells—proliferate in a malignant form. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Research suggests that some chemicals used on golf courses may raise risks of lymphomas and other health problems. oregonlive.com, "Son nagged by golfing dad’s death from a rare cancer; were pesticides at fault?," 15 June 2019 Manders also said there’s a lot of buzz currently about textured implants and lymphoma. Ladan Nikravan Hayes, Cincinnati.com, "Fact check: Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer?," 16 Aug. 2019 There have been only 33 deaths from this lymphoma so it’s very treatable. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "Textured breast implant recall: What you need to know," 7 Aug. 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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lymphoma

noun
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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