Hodgkin's diseaseHodg·kin's disease
a type of lymphoma characterized by the presence of a certain kind of malignant cell
also Hodg′kin lymphoma
Origin of Hodgkin's diseaseafter Dr. T. Hodgkin (1798-1866), Eng physician who first described it
A malignant, progressive, sometimes fatal disease of unknown cause, marked by enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. Also called Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Origin of Hodgkin's diseaseAfter Thomas Hodgkin, (1798–1866), British physician.
- (oncology, pathology) The former name of Hodgkin's lymphoma.