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[lim-foh-muh] /lɪmˈfoʊ mə/
noun, plural lymphomas, lymphomata
[lim-foh-muh-tuh] /lɪmˈfoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a tumor arising from any of the cellular elements of lymph nodes.
Origin of lymphoma
1870-75; < New Latin; see lymph-, -oma
Related forms
lymphomatoid, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for lymphoma
  • Also, the lymphoid tissue of the stomach can produce a low-grade gastric lymphoma under the influence of this bacterium.
  • Vincristine, which is an important drug for lymphoma and leukemia, comes from periwinkle.
  • But they are common in lymphoma patients because that disease suppresses immunity.
  • There are small number of surgeons who thought neoplasm only cancer and clean surgical resection as treatment of lymphoma.
  • lymphoma is a cancer that begins in the immune cells of the lymphatic system and affects both adults and children.
British Dictionary definitions for lymphoma


noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
any form of cancer of the lymph nodes Also called lymphosarcoma (ˌlɪmfəʊsɑːˈkəʊmə)
Derived Forms
lymphomatous, lymphomatoid, adjective
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Word Origin and History for lymphoma

plural lymphomata, 1867, from lymph + -oma.

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lymphoma in Medicine

lymphoma lym·pho·ma (lĭm-fō'mə)
n. pl. lym·pho·mas or lym·pho·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
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. Also called malignant lymphoma.

lym·pho'ma·toid' or lym·pho'ma·tous (-təs) adj.
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lymphoma in Science
Plural lymphomas or lymphomata (lĭm-fō'mə-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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