non-Hodgkin's lymphoma


non-Hodg·​kin's lymphoma ˈnän-ˈhäj-kənz- How to pronounce non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (audio)
: any of various malignant lymphomas (such as Burkitt's lymphoma) that are not classified as Hodgkin's disease, have malignant cells derived from B cells, T cells, or natural killer cells, and are characterized especially by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, fatigue, and weight loss

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First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was in 1972

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“Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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