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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hyperplastic mass of lymphoid tissue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A tumor having a structure resembling that of a lymphatic gland; -- called also lymphadenoma.
  • noun a fatal disease characterized by the formation in various parts of the body of new growths resembling lymphatic glands in structure.

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  • noun oncology, pathology a malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue

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

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

Etymologies

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

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