Definition of non-Hodgkin in US English:

non-Hodgkin

(also non-Hodgkins, non-Hodgkin's)

adjective

  • Designating lymphomas that lack the pathological features diagnostic of Hodgkin's disease; of, relating to, or suffering from such a lymphoma. Chiefly attributive.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Cancer. From non- + the name of Dr Thomas Hodgkin. In some forms from non- + the genitive of the name of Dr Thomas Hodgkin.

Pronunciation

non-Hodgkin

/nɒnˈhɒdʒkɪn/