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lymphomatoid

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(lĭm-fō′mă-toyd) [L. lympha, lymph, + Gr. oma, tumor, + eidos, form, shape] Resembling lymphoma.

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lymphomatoid granulomatosis

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A lymphoproliferative disorder that usually involves blood vessels in the lungs and is associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection.

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lymphomatosis

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(lim-fō″mă-tō′sĭs) [lymphoma + -osis] Dissemination of lymphoma throughout the body.

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lymphopenia

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(lim″fŏ-pē′nē-ă) [lymph- + -penia] A deficiency of lymphocytes in the blood. It is often associated with susceptibility to infection. SYN: lymphocytopenia.

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lymphopoiesis

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(lim″fŏ-poy-ē′sĭs) [lymph- + -poiesis] The formation of lymphocytes or of lymphoid tissue. lymphopoietic (lim″fŏ-poy-et′ik), adj.

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lymphopoietin

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(lim″fŏ-poy′ĕt-ĭn) [lymphopoiet(ic) + -in] Any growth factor that stimulates lymphocytes to multiply or differentiate.

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thymic stromal l. A cytokine released by epithelial cells in the skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts after contact with allergens. It promotes a wide array of diseases including asthma, autoimmunity, some cancers, dermatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rhinitis.

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lymphoproliferative

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(lĭm″fō-prō-lĭf′ĕr-ă-tĭv) Concerning the proliferation of lymphoid tissue.

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lymphoreticular

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(lim″fō-rĕ-tik′yŭ-lăr) [lympho- + reticular] Pert. to the lymphocyte, to the mononuclear phagocyte system, and to the tissues that support their growth.

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lymphoreticular disorder

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Any benign or malignant disease in which lymphocytes or lymphatic tissues proliferate. The disorders include self-limited proliferation of lymph glands, lymphocytes, and monocytes; infectious mononucleosis; benign abnormalities of immunoglobulin synthesis; leukemias; lymphomas such as Hodgkin's disease, lymphosarcoma, reticulum cell sarcoma, and mycosis fungoides; malignant proliferative response or abnormal immunoglobulin synthesis such as plasma cell myeloma, macroglobulinemia, and amyloidosis; histiocytosis; and lipid storage disease.

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lymphosarcoma

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(lĭm″fō-săr-kō′mă) [″ + Gr. sarx, flesh, + oma, tumor] An infrequently used term for lymphoma, used most often in veterinary medicine. SYN: lymphoblastoma.

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lymphoscintigraphy

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(lim″fō-sin-tig′ră-fē) [lymph- + scintigraphy] The use of radioactive tracers to identify the lymphatic drainage basin of a swollen limb or a tumor. The use of radioactive tracers to identify the lymphatic drainage basin of a swollen limb or a tumor.

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lymphotropic

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(lĭm″fō-trŏp′ĭk) Attracted to lymph cells. For example, HIV and human T-cell leukemia-lymphoma virus are lymphotropic for CD4+ lymphocytes and Epstein-Barr virus is lymphotropic for B lymphocytes.

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lymphovascular

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(lim″fō-vas′kyŭ-ălr) [lympho- + vascular] Pert. to the connections between lymphatic vessels and veins.

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Lynch syndrome

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(linch) [Henry T. Lynch, contemporary U.S. physician] An autosomal dominant predisposition to colon cancer and other solid tumors. People with Lynch I syndrome are susceptible to colon cancer alone; those with Lynch II syndrome have an additional tendency to get cancers of ...

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