from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tumor having a structure resembling that of a lymphatic gland; -- called also lymphadenoma.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hyperplastic mass of lymphoid tissue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer


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



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