non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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non-Hodg·​kin's lymphoma | \ ˈnän-ˈhäj-kənz- How to pronounce non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (audio) \

Definition of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

: 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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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-Hodgkin%27s%20lymphoma. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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