Hodgkin's disease
noun Etymology: Thomas Hodgkin died 1866 English physician Date: 1865 a neoplastic disease that is characterized by progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and by progressive anemia — called also Hodgkin's, Hodgkin's lymphoma

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  • Hodgkin's disease — ► NOUN ▪ a malignant disease of lymphatic tissues typically causing enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. ORIGIN named after the English physician Thomas Hodgkin (1798 1866) …   English terms dictionary

  • Hodgkin's disease — [häj′kinz] n. [after Dr. T. Hodgkin (1798 1866), Eng physician who first described it] a chronic disease of unknown cause characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes and inflammation of other lymphoid tissues, esp. of the spleen …   English World dictionary

  • Hodgkin's disease — Hodg kin s dis*ease (Med.) A morbid condition characterized by progressive an[ae]mia and enlargement of the lymphatic glands; first described by Dr. Hodgkin, an English physician …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hodgkin's disease — 1877, named for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin (1798 1866) who first described it …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hodgkin's disease — Hodg·kin s disease häj kənz n a neoplastic disease that is characterized by progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and by progressive anemia Hodgkin Thomas (1798 1866) British physician. Hodgkin made important contributions in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hodgkin's disease — a malignant disease of lymphatic tissue – a form of lymphoma – usually characterized by painless enlargement of one or more groups of lymph nodes in the neck, axillae (armpits), groin, chest, or abdomen; the spleen, liver, bone marrow, and bones… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hodgkin's disease — /ˈhɒdʒkənz dəziz/ (say hojkuhnz duhzeez) noun a form of cancer involving the lymph glands whose symptoms sometimes include swellings, usually painless, of the lymph glands, especially those in the neck. Also, Hodgkin s lymphoma. {named after… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hodgkin's disease — Hodg′kin s disease n. pat a malignant disorder characterized by enlargement of the lymph nodes and spleen and by lymphoid infiltration along the blood vessels • Etymology: 1860–65; after Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), London physician who described… …   From formal English to slang

  • Hodgkin's disease — Hodg|kin s disease [ hadʒkınz dı,ziz ] noun uncount a serious illness that is a type of cancer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hodgkin's disease —    Occasionally mispunctuated, as here: Two years later, he was found to be suffering from Hodgkins disease (Newsweek). The disease was first described by a British physician named Thomas Hodgkin …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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