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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


histiocytic lymphoma  listen  (HIS-tee-oh-SIH-tik lim-FOH-muh)

  An outdated term referring to non-Hodgkin lymphomas made up of large abnormal lymphoid cells.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.