Origin of Burkitt's lymphomaafter D. P. Burkitt (1911-93), British surgeon in Uganda who first described it (1958)
Burkitt's lymphomaBur·kitt's lymphoma
(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.