myelogenous leukemia
noun Date: 1904 leukemia characterized by proliferation of myeloid tissue (as of the bone marrow and spleen) and an abnormal increase in the number of granulocytes, myelocytes, and myeloblasts in the circulating blood — called also myelocytic leukemia, myeloid leukemia

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  • chronic myelogenous leukemia — also chronic myeloid leukemia or chronic myelocytic leukemia : myelogenous leukemia that is marked by an abnormal increase in mature and immature granulocytes (as neutrophils, eosinophils, and myelocytes) especially in bone marrow and blood, that …   Useful english dictionary

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