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Definition of "lymphadenopathy" [lymphadenopathy]

  • A chronic, abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes, usually associated with disease. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lymphadenopathy" in a sentence
  • "We named this newly isolated virus lymphadenopathy associated virus (LAV)."
  • "We therefore decided to use a lymph node biopsy from a patient with generalised lymphadenopathy."
  • "We checked patients with lymphadenopathy (swollen glands), big livers and palpable spleens."