mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma

Definition of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

(myoo-KOH-suh-uh-SOH-see-ay-ted LIM-foyd TIH-shoo lim-FOH-muh)
A type of cancer that arises in cells in mucosal tissue that are involved in antibody production. Also called MALT lymphoma.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms