lymphoma pl. lymphomata, 1867, from LYMPH (Cf. lymph) + -OMA (Cf. -oma).

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  • Lymphoma — Lym*pho ma, n. [NL. See {Lymph}, and { oma}.] (Med.) A tumor having a structure resembling that of a lymphatic gland; called also {lymphadenoma}. [1913 Webster] {Malignant lymphoma}, a fatal disease characterized by the formation in various parts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lymphoma — ► NOUN (pl. lymphomas or lymphomata) ▪ cancer of the lymph nodes …   English terms dictionary

  • lymphoma — [lim fō′mə] n. [ LYMPH + OMA] any of a group of diseases characterized by progressive enlargement of lymphoid tissue resulting from the proliferation of malignant lymphoid cells …   English World dictionary

  • Lymphoma — This article is about lymphoma in humans. For the disease in dogs, cats, and ferrets, see lymphoma in animals. Lymphoma Classification and external resources Follicular lymphoma replacing a lymph node …   Wikipedia

  • lymphoma — lymphomatoid, adj. /lim foh meuh/, n., pl. lymphomas, lymphomata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a tumor arising from any of the cellular elements of lymph nodes. [1870 75; < NL; see LYMPH , OMA] * * * Any of a group of malignant diseases (see cancer) that …   Universalium

  • lymphoma — Malignant neoplastic disorder of lymphoreticular tissue that produces a distinct tumour mass, not a leukaemia (in which the cells are circulating). Includes tumours derived both from the lymphoid lineage and from mononuclear phagocytes; lymphomas …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lymphoma — UK [lɪmˈfəʊmə] / US [lɪmˈfoʊmə] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms lymphoma : singular lymphoma plural lymphomas or lymphomata UK [lɪmˈfəʊmətə] / US [lɪmˈfoʊmətə] medical a cancer that affects the lymph nodes …   English dictionary

  • Lymphoma — Tumor of the lymphoid tissue. Diagnosis is by biopsy. Treatment may be chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or medication, depending on the age of the patient and type of tumor. * * * Any neoplasm of lymphoid tissue; in general use, synonymous with… …   Medical dictionary

  • lymphoma — n. cancer of the lymph nodes, including Hodgkin s disease and non Hodgkin s lymphomas. There is a broad spectrum of malignancy, with prognosis ranging from a few months to many years. The patient usually shows evidence of multiple enlarged lymph… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lymphoma — Cancer that begins in cells of the immune system. There are two basic categories of lymphomas. One kind is Hodgkin lymphoma, which is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed Sternberg cell. The other category is non Hodgkin… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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