non-Hodgkin lymphoma

noun
non-Hodg·kin lymphoma | \-ˈhäj-kən-\
variants: or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma also non-Hodgkin's disease

Medical Definition of non-Hodgkin lymphoma 

: any of various malignant lymphomas (as Burkitt's lymphoma) that are not classified as Hodgkin's lymphoma, have malignant cells derived from B cells, T cells, or natural killer cells, and are characterized esp. by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, fatigue, and weight loss

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