[lim-fad-n-op-uh-thee, lim-fuh-dn-]

noun, plural lym·phad·e·nop·a·thies. Pathology.

chronically swollen lymph nodes.

Origin of lymphadenopathy

First recorded in 1915–20; lymph- + adeno- + -pathy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lymphadenopathy



a swelling of the lymph nodes, usually caused by inflammation associated with a viral infection such as rubella
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Word Origin and History for lymphadenopathy

1899, from lymph + adenopathy, from comb. form of Greek aden (genitive adenos) "gland" (see inguinal) + -pathy.

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Medicine definitions for lymphadenopathy


[lĭm-făd′n-ŏpə-thē, lĭm′fə-dn-]


A chronic, abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes, usually associated with disease.
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