[ loo-koh-sis ]
/ luˈkoʊ sɪs /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM leukosisleu·kot·ic [loo-kot-ik], /luˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby leukosis
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Medical definitions for leukosis
[ lōō-kō′sĭs ]
The abnormal proliferation of one or more of the leukopoietic tissues.
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