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Definition of "leukemia" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leukemia" in a sentence
  • "The cure rate for myeloid leukemia is 50% to 60%, says Richard Aplenc, an assistant professor of pediatrics and a specialist in AML and leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia."
  • "There are specialized clinical research programs and allied translational laboratory programs in leukemia, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, neuro-oncology, bone marrow transplant, survivorship and late effects."
  • "Beverly J. Lange, MD leads the clinical research efforts in leukemia as medical director for the Division of Oncology and associate chair for clinical research in the Childrens Oncology Group."