histiocytic lymphoma

Definition / meaning of histiocytic lymphoma

An outdated term referring to non-Hodgkin lymphomas made up of large abnormal lymphoid cells. Histiocytic lymphomas include mature B-cell and T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Many tumors that were once called histiocytic lymphomas are now considered to be a type of large cell lymphoma.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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