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[lim-fad-n-op-uh-thee, lim-fuh-dn-] /lɪmˌfæd nˈɒp ə θi, ˌlɪm fə dn-/

noun, plural lymphadenopathies. Pathology.
chronically swollen lymph nodes.
/lɪmˌfædɪˈnɒpəθɪ; ˌlɪmfæd-/
a swelling of the lymph nodes, usually caused by inflammation associated with a viral infection such as rubella

1899, from lymph + adenopathy, from comb. form of Greek aden (genitive adenos) “gland” (see inguinal) + -pathy.

lymphadenopathy lym·phad·e·nop·a·thy (lĭm-fād’n-ŏp’ə-thē, lĭm’fə-dn-)
A chronic, abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes, usually associated with disease.


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