Burkitt's lymphoma: Meaning and Definition of

Bur'kitt's lympho'ma

Pronunciation: (bûr'kits), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a type of poorly differentiated malignant lymphoma, mainly afflicting children in central Africa, characterized by a large, bone-destroying lesion of the jaw, an abdominal mass, or more diffuse disease: believed to be associated with Epstein-Barr virus.
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