burkitts lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma

[bur-kits]
noun Pathology.
a type of poorly differentiated malignant lymphoma, mainly afflicting children in central Africa, characterized by a large, bone-destroying lesion of the jaw, an abdominal mass, or more diffuse disease: believed to be associated with Epstein-Barr virus.

Origin:
named after Denis Parsons Burkitt (born 1911), Irish physician, who identified the malignancy in Uganda in 1957

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Burkitt lymphoma or Burkitt's lymphoma (ˈbɜːkɪt, ˈbɜːkɪts)
 
n
a rare type of tumour of the white blood cells, occurring mainly in Africa and associated with infection by Epstein-Barr virus
 
[named after Dennis Burkitt (1911--93), British surgeon who first described the tumour]
 
Burkitt's lymphoma or Burkitt's lymphoma
 
n
 
[named after Dennis Burkitt (1911--93), British surgeon who first described the tumour]

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Burkitt's lymphoma Bur·kitt's lymphoma (bûr'kĭts)
n.
An undifferentiated malignant lymphoma usually occurring among children in central Africa, characterized by a large osteolytic lesion in the mandible or by a mass in the retroperitoneal area and associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.

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