Meaning of LEUKEMIA in English

LEUKEMIA

noun

also leu·kae·mia lüˈkēmēə ; or leu·ce·mia or leu·cae·mia “ also -üˈsē-

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin, from leuc- + -emia

: an acute or chronic disease of unknown cause in man and other warm-blooded animals that involves the blood-forming organs, is characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of leukocytes in the tissues of the body with or without a corresponding increase of those in the circulating blood, and is classified according to the type of leukocyte most prominently involved

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