World English Dictionary
leukaemia or esp (US) leukemia (luːˈkiːmɪə)
an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc, and suppress the blood-forming apparatus
[C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood]
leukemia or esp (US) leukemia
[C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood]

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