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leukaemia

esp US leukemia

/ (luːˈkiːmɪə) /
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noun

an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc, and suppress the blood-forming apparatus

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Word Origin for leukaemia

C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood
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