Definition of Hodgkin’s disease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Hodgkin’s disease

BrE BrE//ˈhɒdʒkɪnz dɪziːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːdʒkɪnz dɪziːz//
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a serious disease of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen Word Originmid 19th cent.: named after Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), the English physician who first described it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Hodgkin’s disease