Burkitt's lymphomaBur·kitt's lymphoma
a cancer characterized by tumors containing lymphoid cells, occurring esp. in children, in the jaw, eyes, and internal organs: it is associated with the Epstein-Barr virus
Origin of Burkitt's lymphomaafter D. P. Burkitt (1911-93), British surgeon in Uganda who first described it (1958)
(plural Burkitt's lymphomas or Burkitt's lymphomata)
- A cancer of the lymphatic system.
Named after Denis Parsons Burkitt, a surgeon who first described the disease in 1956.