Burkitt-s-lymphoma meaning

bûrkĭts
An undifferentiated malignant lymphoma usually occurring among children in central Africa, characterized by a large osteolytic lesion in the mandible or by a mass in the retroperitoneal area and associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.
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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.
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A cancer of the lymphatic system.
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Noun

Singular:
burkitt-s-lymphoma
Plural:
burkitt-s-lymphomas, burkitt-s-lymphomata

Origin of burkitt-s-lymphoma

  • After Denis Parsons Burkitt (1911–1993), Ugandan physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after Denis Parsons Burkitt, a surgeon who first described the disease in 1956.

    From Wiktionary