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View in Spanish: Linfoma de células T maduras

Mature T-cell lymphoma (muh-CHOOR T-sel lim-FOH-muh)
One of a group of aggressive (fast-growing) non-Hodgkin lymphomas that begin in mature T lymphocytes (T cells that have matured in the thymus gland and gone to other lymphatic sites in the body, including lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen.) Also called peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.