leukemia

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

leukemia ‎(countable and uncountable, plural leukemias)

  1. 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”, in 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. (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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Noun[edit]

leukemia

  1. leukemia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of leukemia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative leukemia leukemiat
genitive leukemian leukemioiden
leukemioitten
partitive leukemiaa leukemioita
illative leukemiaan leukemioihin
singular plural
nominative leukemia leukemiat
accusative nom. leukemia leukemiat
gen. leukemian
genitive leukemian leukemioiden
leukemioitten
leukemiainrare
partitive leukemiaa leukemioita
inessive leukemiassa leukemioissa
elative leukemiasta leukemioista
illative leukemiaan leukemioihin
adessive leukemialla leukemioilla
ablative leukemialta leukemioilta
allative leukemialle leukemioille
essive leukemiana leukemioina
translative leukemiaksi leukemioiksi
instructive leukemioin
abessive leukemiatta leukemioitta
comitative leukemioineen