any of a group of diseases characterized by progressive enlargement of lymphoid tissue resulting from the proliferation of malignant lymphoid cells
Origin of lymphomalymph- + -oma
nounpl. lym·pho·ma·ta or lym·pho·mas
Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.
- lym·pho′ma·toid′, lym·pho′ma·tous
(plural lymphomata or lymphomas)