lymphoproliferative

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lymphoproliferative

 [lim″fo-pro-lif´er-ah″tiv]
pertaining to or characterized by proliferation of lymphoid tissue.
lymphoproliferative disorders a group of malignant neoplasms arising from cells related to the common multipotential, primordial lymphoreticular cell that includes among others the lymphocytic, histiocytic, and monocytic leukemias, multiple myeloma, plasmacytoma, Hodgkin's disease, all lymphocytic lymphomas, and immunosecretory disorders associated with monoclonal gammopathy. An interrelationship with the myeloproliferative disorders is thought to exist.
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