true histiocytic lymphoma

Pronunciation: (... HIS-tee-oh-SIH-tik lim-FOH-muh)

A rare, very aggressive (fast-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system). It is marked by large abnormal lymphoid cells that do not look like T cells or B cells.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-05-28 Date last modified: 2016-02-17