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hairy cell leukemia

noun
1.
a form of cancer in which abnormal cells with many hairlike cytoplasmic projections appear in the bone marrow, liver, spleen, and blood.
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hairy cell leukemia in Medicine

hairy cell leukemia n.
A lymphocytic leukemia, usually originating with B cells, and characterized by splenomegaly and cells with a ciliated appearance in the spleen, bone marrow, liver, and blood. Also called leukemic reticuloendotheliosis.

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