leukemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1855 an acute or chronic disease in humans and other warm-blooded animals characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the tissues and often in the blood • leukemic adjective or noun

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  • leukemia — leukemia. См. лейкоз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • leukemia — 1851, on model of Ger. Leukämie (1848), coined by R. Virchow from Gk. leukos clear, white (cognate with Goth. liuhaþ, O.E. leoht light; see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)) + haima blood (see EMIA (Cf. emia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leukemia — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż IIb, blm, {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}}to samo co białaczka. <nłac. z gr.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • leukemia — [lo͞o kē′mē ə] n. [ModL: see LEUCO & EMIA] any of a group of neoplastic diseases of the blood forming organs, resulting in an abnormal increase in the production of leukocytes, often accompanied by anemia and enlargement of the lymph nodes,… …   English World dictionary

  • Leukemia — For the journal, see Leukemia (journal). For animal diseases, see Leucosis. Leukemia Classification and external resources A Wright s stained bone marrow aspirate smear of patient with precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia …   Wikipedia

  • leukemia — leukemic, adj. /looh kee mee euh/, n. Pathol. 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 …   Universalium

  • leukemia — Progressive proliferation of abnormal leukocytes found in hemopoietic tissues, other organs, and usually in the blood in increased numbers. L. is classified by the dominant cell type, and by duration from onset to death. This occurs in acute l.… …   Medical dictionary

  • leukemia — noun malignant neoplasm of blood forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer • Syn: ↑leukaemia, ↑leucaemia, ↑cancer of the blood • Hypernyms: ↑cancer, ↑malignant neoplastic disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • leukemia — Synonyms and related words: Christmas disease, Hand Schuller Christian disease, Letterer Siwe syndrome, acute leukemia, anemia, angiohemophilia, aplastic anemia, chronic leukemia, cyclic neutropenia, erythrocytosis, hemoglobinopathy, hemophilia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • leukemia — n. 1) to develop leukemia 2) to have, suffer from leukemia 3) acute leukemia …   Combinatory dictionary

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