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Meaning of LEUKEMIA

Pronunciation:  loo'keemeeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
 

LEUKEMIA is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: cancer of the blood, leucaemia, leukaemia
 
 See Also: acute leukemia, cancer, chronic leukemia, granulocytic leukemia, histiocytic leukaemia, histiocytic leukemia, lymphocytic leukemia, malignant neoplastic disease, monoblastic leukemia, monoblstic leukaemia, monocytic leukemia, monocytic lukaemia, myeloblastic leukemia, myelocytic leukemia

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Cancer of blood-forming tissue.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Any of several cancers of blood-forming organs (usually bone marrow cells) which result in the uncontrolled production of abnormal white blood cells (leukocytes); advanced stages of the disease can turn the blood virtually white (thus the name, since "leuk-" means "white").
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acute leukemia, anemia, angiohemophilia, aplastic anemia, Christmas disease, chronic leukemia, cyclic neutropenia, erythrocytosis, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, hemoglobinopathy, hemophilia, hemophilia A, hemophilia B, hypochromic anemia, infectious granuloma, iron deficiency anemia, Letterer-Siwe syndrome, leukemic reticuloendotheliosis, macrocytic anemia, multiple myeloma, myelogenous leukemia, neutropenia, pernicious anemia, plasma cell leukemia, plasmacytoma, polycythemia, pseudoleukemia, purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia, vascular hemophilia
 

 

 

 

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