esp US leukemia
/ (luːˈkiːmɪə) /
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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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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Word Origin for leukaemia
C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood
Words nearby leukaemia
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Example sentences from the Web for leukaemia
Leukaemia patient Zakwan Anuar, 15, died two weeks after they visited his hospice in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia, last month.
Kate spent time with 15-year-old Zakwan Anuar (below), who is terminally ill with acute leukaemia.