hairy cell leukemia


noun

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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Medical definitions for hairy cell leukemia

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.leukemic reticuloendotheliosis
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