[loo-kee-mee-uh] /luˈki mi ə/
any of several cancers of the bone marrow that prevent the normal manufacture of red and white blood cells and platelets, resulting in anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, and impaired blood clotting.
also leukaemic, 1852; see leukemia + -ic.
1851, on model of German Leukämie (1848), coined by R. Virchow from Greek leukos “clear, white” (cognate with Gothic liuhaþ, Old English leoht “light;” see light (n.)) + haima “blood” (see -emia).
leukemia leu·ke·mi·a (lōō-kē’mē-ə)
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs and which is usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs, usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. Certain viruses, genetic defects, chemicals, and ionizing radiation, are associated with an increased risk of leukemia, which is classified according to the cellular maturity of the involved white blood cells.
A kind of cancer in which the number of white blood cells in the blood greatly increases. Leukemia usually spreads to the spleen, liver, lymph nodes, and other areas of the body, causing destruction of tissues and often resulting in death.
[ri-tik-yuh-loh-en-doh-thee-lee-oh-sis] /rɪˈtɪk yə loʊˌɛn doʊˌθi liˈoʊ sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. . leukemic reticuloendotheliosis n. See hairy cell leukemia.
- Leukemic retinopathy
leukemic retinopathy n. A condition of the retina occurring in all types of leukemia and characterized by the presence of a yellow-orange fundus, engorgement and tortuosity of retinal veins, scattered hemorrhages, and edema of the retina and optic disk.
[loo-kee-mid] /luˈki mɪd/ noun 1. any cutaneous lesion that occurs in . leukemid leu·ke·mid (lōō-kē’mĭd) n. Any of various nonspecific cutaneous lesions that are associated with leukemia but that are not accumulations of leukemic cells.
leukemogen leu·ke·mo·gen (lōō-kē’mə-jən, -jěn’) n. A factor that is known or attributed to be a cause of leukemia.