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leukemia

[loo-kee-mee-uh] /luˈki mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
any of several cancers of the bone marrow that prevent the normal manufacture of red and white blood cells and platelets, resulting in anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, and impaired blood clotting.
Also, leucemia.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; earlier leuchaemia < German Leukämie (1848). See leuco-, -emia
Related forms
leukemic, adjective
antileukemic, adjective, noun
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leukemia

n.

1851, on model of German Leukämie (1848), coined by R. Virchow from Greek leukos "clear, white" (cognate with Gothic liuhaþ, Old English leoht "light;" see light (n.)) + haima "blood" (see -emia).

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anti leukemic in Medicine

leukemia leu·ke·mi·a (lōō-kē'mē-ə)
n.
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs and which is usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.


leu·ke'mic adj.
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anti leukemic in Science
leukemia
  (l-kē'mē-ə)   
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs, usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. Certain viruses, genetic defects, chemicals, and ionizing radiation, are associated with an increased risk of leukemia, which is classified according to the cellular maturity of the involved white blood cells.
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anti leukemic in Culture
leukemia [(looh-kee-mee-uh)]

A kind of cancer in which the number of white blood cells in the blood greatly increases. Leukemia usually spreads to the spleen, liver, lymph nodes, and other areas of the body, causing destruction of tissues and often resulting in death.

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