leukaemia

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leukaemia or esp (US) leukemia (luːˈkiːmɪə)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood]

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