from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A malignant, progressive, sometimes fatal disease of unknown cause, marked by enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. Also called Hodgkin's lymphoma.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The former name of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A morbid condition characterized by progressive anæmia and enlargement of the lymphatic glands; -- first described by Dr. Hodgkin, an English physician.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a malignant disorder in which there is progressive (but painless) enlargement of lymph tissue followed by enlargement of the spleen and liver
After Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866), British physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)