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aleukemia a·leu·ke·mi·a (ā'lōō-kē'mē-ə, āl'ōō-)

  1. An absence of white blood cells in the blood. Usually used in reference to varieties of leukemic disease in which the blood's white cell count is normal or low but contains a few young white blood cells.

  2. The leukemic changes in bone marrow associated with a subnormal number of white blood cells in the blood.

a'leu·ke'mic adj.
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