non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

non-Hodg·kin's lymphoma | \ˈnän-ˈhäj-kənz- \

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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