- 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.
Origin of leukosis
Also called avian leukosis.
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- Relating to, characterized by, or manifesting leukosis.
- The abnormal proliferation of one or more of the leukopoietic tissues.
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