lymphoma [ lim- foh-m uh ] SHOW IPA / lɪmˈfoʊ mə / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural lym·pho·mas, lym·pho·ma·ta . [lim- foh-m uh-t uh] /lɪmˈfoʊ mə tə/ . Pathology a tumor arising from any of the cellular elements of lymph nodes. Nearby words lymphoidocyte, lymphokine, lymphokine-activated killer cell, lymphokinesis, lymphology, lymphoma, non-hodgkin's, lymphomatoid granulomatosis, lymphomatosis, lymphomyxoma, lymphonodus Origin of lymphoma
dating back to
see origin at
-oma Related forms lym·pho·ma·toid, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lymphoma
Demicheli also had been a physicist but had switched to oncology research after his wife died of Hodgkin
lymphoma in 1976.
An upward trend is especially apparent in kidney, liver, and thyroid cancer and in melanoma and
Certain kinds of chemotherapy, administered to patients with
lymphoma and breast cancer, can produce secondary bladder cancer.
lymphoma recurred and, had he won the nomination and the election, he would have died in office. British Dictionary definitions for lymphoma noun plural -mata ( -mətə) or -mas any form of cancer of the lymph nodes Also called: lymphosarcoma ( ˌlɪmfəʊsɑːˈkəʊmə) Derived Forms lymphomatous or lymphomatoid, adjective
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Word Origin and History for lymphoma n.
lymphomata, 1867, from lymph + -oma.
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Medicine definitions for lymphoma n. pl. lym•pho•mas Any of various usually malignant neoplasms of lymphatic and reticuloendothelial tissues that occur as circumscribed solid tumors and that are composed of cells that resemble lymphocytes, plasma cells, or histiocytes. malignant lymphoma Related forms lym•pho null ′ma•toid′ adj.
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Science definitions for lymphoma Plural lymphomas lymphomata ( lĭm-fō) ′mə-tə 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. See also Hodgkin's disease.
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