a type of cancer characterized by progressive chronic inflammation and enlargement of the lymph nodes of the neck, armpit, groin, and mesentery, by enlargement of the spleen and occasionally of the liver and the kidneys, and by lymphoid infiltration along the blood vessels.
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Origin of Hodgkin's disease
1860–65; after Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), London physician who described it
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British Dictionary definitions for hodgkin's disease
a malignant disease, a form of lymphoma, characterized by painless enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liverAlso called: lymphoadenoma, lymphogranulomatosis
Word Origin for Hodgkin's disease
C19: named after Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), London physician, who first described it
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Medical definitions for hodgkin's disease
A malignant, progressive, sometimes fatal disease of unknown etiology, marked by enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and often accompanied by anemia and fever.
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Scientific definitions for hodgkin's disease
A progressive neoplastic disease, marked by proliferation of cells arising from the lymph nodes and bone marrow; enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver; fever; and anemia. The disease is most common in teenagers and young adults. Hodgkin's disease is named after its identifier, English pathologist Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866).
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Cultural definitions for hodgkin's disease
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