Hodgkin's disease definition

  • noun:
    • A malignant, progressive, often fatal disease of as yet not known cause, marked by enlargement of this lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. Also known as Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    • The former title of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    • See disease.
    • a malignant condition in which there is modern (but painless) enhancement of lymph muscle accompanied by growth associated with the spleen and liver
  • others:
    • A morbid condition described as progressive anæmia and enlargement associated with lymphatic glands; -- first explained by Dr. Hodgkin, an English physician.

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