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leukosis

[loo-koh-sis] /luˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
any of several diseases occurring chiefly in chickens, involving proliferation of the leukocytes and characterized by paralysis, blindness, formation of tumors in the internal organs, and bone calcification.
Also, leucosis.
Also called avian leukosis.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek leúkōsis leucoma. See leuko-, -osis
Related forms
leukotic
[loo-kot-ik] /luˈkɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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leukotic in Medicine

leukosis leu·ko·sis (lōō-kō'sĭs)
n.
The abnormal proliferation of one or more of the leukopoietic tissues.

leukotic leu·kot·ic (lōō-kŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, characterized by, or manifesting leukosis.

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