lymphocytic leukemia
noun Date: 1956 leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (as lymphocytes) which accumulate especially in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue, and circulating blood — called also lymphatic leukemia

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  • B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia — A type of leukemia (blood cancer) in which too many B cell lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the blood and bone marrow. It is the most common type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Also called precursor B lymphoblastic… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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