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Hodgkin's disease


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)


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