Lymphoma definition

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Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.
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A type of cancer characterized by swollen lymph nodes and by malignant tumors that arise in, and are spread through, the lymphatic system.
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Such a tumor.
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Any of various malignant tumors that arise from the lymphocytic cells of the immune system.
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Any of various cancers characterized by the development of such tumors, especially Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or other lymphatic tissues, often manifested by painless enlargement of one or more lymph nodes.
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(oncology, pathology) A malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lymphoma
Plural:
lymphomas, lymphomata

Origin of lymphoma

  • From lymph, from Latin lympha (“water") and -oma (“disease, morbidity").

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