Lukes-Col·lins clas·si·fi·ca·tion(lūks kol'ĭnz),
a classification of lymphomas according to the immunologic nature of the cell of origin, based on histologic and clinical data.
Etymology: L.J. Lukes; R.D. Collins, 20th century American pathologists
a system of identifying non-Hodgkin's lymphomas according to B cell, T cell, true, and unclassifiable types. B cell types include lymphocytic, plasmacytic, and follicular cell lymphoma and B cell-derived immunoblastic lymphoma. T cell types include T cell-derived immunoblastic lymphoma and convoluted cell lymphoma. True types are of histiocytic origin.