Definition of Namalwa in English:

Namalwa

Pronunciation /nəˈmɑːlwə/ /nəˈmalwə/

noun

Medicine
  • A line of cultured human lymphoblastoid (Burkitt's lymphoma) cells, used in various experimental settings and to produce interferon on a large scale.

Origin

1970s. From the name of Namalwa Joseph, the Ugandan patient from whom the cells were originally taken in 1967.