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Hodgkin's disease

noun
1.
a type of cancer characterized by progressive chronic inflammation and enlargement of the lymph nodes of the neck, armpit, groin, and mesentery, by enlargement of the spleen and occasionally of the liver and the kidneys, and by lymphoid infiltration along the blood vessels.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; after Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866), London physician who described it
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Hodgkin's disease

/ˈhɒdʒkɪnz/
noun
1.
a malignant disease, a form of lymphoma, characterized by painless enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver Also called lymphoadenoma, lymphogranulomatosis
Word Origin
C19: named after Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), London physician, who first described it
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Hodgkin's disease

1877, named for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866) who first described it.

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Hodgkin's disease Hodg·kin's disease (hŏj'kĭnz)
n.
A malignant, progressive, sometimes fatal disease of unknown etiology, marked by enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and often accompanied by anemia and fever.

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Hodgkin's disease
  (hŏj'kĭnz)   
A progressive neoplastic disease, marked by proliferation of cells arising from the lymph nodes and bone marrow; enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver; fever; and anemia. The disease is most common in teenagers and young adults. Hodgkin's disease is named after its identifier, English pathologist Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866).
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Hodgkin's disease definition


A chronic disease in which the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver become enlarged. The disease, whose cause is still unknown, can spread throughout other tissues and organs of the body and cause death if not treated at an early stage. Many view Hodgkin's disease as a form of cancer affecting the lymphatic system; for this reason, radiation and chemotherapy are often used in treating it.

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