- a type of cancer characterized by swollen lymph nodes and by malignant tumors that arise in, and are spread through, the lymphatic system
- such a tumor
Origin of lymphomalymph- + -oma
nounpl. lym·pho·ma·ta, or lym·pho·mas
- Any of various malignant tumors that arise from the lymphocytic cells of the immune system.
- Any of various cancers characterized by the development of such tumors, especially Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- lym·pho′ma·toid′ lym·pho′ma·tous
(plural lymphomata or lymphomas)