Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


a form of cancer in which abnormal cells with many hairlike cytoplasmic projections appear in the bone marrow, liver, spleen, and blood.

hairy cell leukemia n.
A lymphocytic leukemia, usually originating with B cells, and characterized by splenomegaly and cells with a ciliated appearance in the spleen, bone marrow, liver, and blood. Also called leukemic reticuloendotheliosis.


Read Also:

  • Hairy eyeball

    noun a look of disdain or disapproval See stink eye Usage Note slang Related Terms give someone the fish-eye

  • Hairy-faced

    [hair-ee-feyst] /ˈhɛər iˌfeɪst/ adjective 1. having a face covered with hair.

  • Hairy frog

    noun 1. a W African frog, Astylosternus robustus, the males of which have glandular hairlike processes on the flanks

  • Hairy heart

    hairy heart n. See fibrinous pericarditis.

Disclaimer: Hairy-cell-leukemia definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.