lymphoma

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From lymph, from Latin lympha (water) and -oma (disease, morbidity).

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lymphoma (plural lymphomata or lymphomas)

  1. (oncology, pathology) A malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.
    • 1867, Reginald Southey, The Nature and Affinities of Tubercle: Being the Gulstonian Lectures for the Year 1867:
      In the one sub-class, we have the Leukaemic Lymphoma, the Typhous Lymphoma, the Hyperplastic Lymphoma (ex. the simple hypertrophied tonsil), Lympho-sarcoma, Scrofulous Glands; and in the other sub-class, Tubercle of man, and Perlsucht or Parresyge, or Morbus Gallicus, the pearl distemper of ruminating animals.

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