The basic underlying proliferative process that results in enlargement of lymph node s, as in lymphocytic leukemia and certain inflammations. [lymphadeno- + G. -osis, condition]
- benign l. SYN: infectious mononucleosis.

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lymph·ad·e·no·sis .lim-.fad-ən-'ō-səs n, pl -no·ses -.sēz any of certain abnormalities or diseases affecting the lymphatic system: as
a) leukosis involving lymphatic tissues

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lym·phad·e·no·sis (lim-fad″ə-noґsis) a proliferative process of lymphatic tissue resuulting in enlargement of lymph nodes, as that preceding certain types of leukemia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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