leukemia

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Etymology[edit]

From German Leukämie, from Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós, white) and αἷμα (haîma, blood).

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leukemia (countable and uncountable, plural leukemias)

  1. (US) A type of malignancy affecting the blood cells or blood-forming tissues.
    • 2012 January 1, Philip E. Mirowski, “Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 87: 
      In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.
  2. (US, countable) Any specific form or type of cancer of the blood-forming tissues.
    The subjects suffered from lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias.

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leukemia

  1. leukemia

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