[ lim-foh-muh ]
/ lɪmˈfoʊ mə /

noun, plural lym·pho·mas, lym·pho·ma·ta [lim-foh-muh-tuh] /lɪmˈfoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a tumor arising from any of the cellular elements of lymph nodes.


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Origin of lymphoma

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at lymph-, -oma


lym·pho·ma·toid, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lymphoma

/ (lɪmˈfəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas

any form of cancer of the lymph nodesAlso called: lymphosarcoma (ˌlɪmfəʊsɑːˈkəʊmə)

Derived forms of lymphoma

lymphomatous or lymphomatoid, adjective
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Medical definitions for lymphoma

[ lĭm-fōmə ]

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

Other words from lymphoma

lym•phoma•toid′ null adj.
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Scientific definitions for lymphoma

[ lĭm-fōmə ]

Plural lymphomas lymphomata (lĭm-fōmə-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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