esp US leukemia
/ (luːˈkiːmɪə) /
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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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.