acute promyelocytic leukemia
[ prō-mī′ə-lō-sĭt′ĭk ]
A severe bleeding disorder that is a form of leukemia and is characterized by low concentrations of plasma fibrigen, defective coagulation, and infiltration of the bone marrow with abnormal promyelocytes and myelocytes.
Hone In vs. Home InDoes a plane home in on a target or hone in on it? Does a musician hone her skills or home them? Are these two verbs interchangeable or do they have discrete meanings? Today we explore the origins and uses of hone and home. Hone entered English as a noun for a pointed rock used as a landmark. In the 1400s, it began to be …
Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.
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