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leukosis

or leu·co·sis

[ loo-koh-sis ]
/ luˈkoʊ sɪs /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
any of several diseases occurring chiefly in chickens, involving proliferation of the leukocytes and characterized by paralysis, blindness, formation of tumors in the internal organs, and bone calcification.
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Also called avian leukosis.

Origin of leukosis

First recorded in 1700–10, leukosis is from the Greek word leúkōsis leucoma. See leuko-, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM leukosis

leu·kot·ic [loo-kot-ik], /luˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective
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