Definition of Leucaemia

1. Noun. Malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer.




Definition of Leucaemia

1. Noun. (oncology) (alternative spelling of leukaemia) ¹

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Medical Definition of Leucaemia

1. An acute or chronic disease of unknown cause in man and other warm blooded animals that involves the blood forming organs, is characterised by an abnormal increase in the number of leucocytes in the tissues of the body with or without a corresponding increase of those in the circulating blood and is classified according of the type leucocyte most prominently involved. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leucaemia

lettuce-bird
lettuce leaf
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leucaemia (current term)
leucaniline
leucanilines
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leuchaemia
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leucine-induced hypoglycaemia

Literary usage of Leucaemia

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1. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1895)
"leucaemia.—The disease called leucaemia sometimes occurs in infancy and childhood. ... The lymphocytes in pure spleno-myelogenous leucaemia are always ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"... the organs of the foetal body were intact, and the microscope demonstrated the various tissues. MATERNAL AND FOETAL, leucaemia. ..."

3. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"These are, however, not diagnostic of leucaemia. 4. Always nucleated red blood cells, often in large numbers. The relative proportion of these cells varies ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"Lesions may occur in the skin in leucaemia (leucaemia cutis) and in ... leucaemia The most characteristic cutaneous lesions in leucaemia are nodules varying ..."

5. The Treatment of Disease: A Manual of Practical Medicine by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1907)
"leucaemia. Definition. A disease of the blood characterized by a ... leucaemia has been noted in malarial patients but it is by no means certain that the ..."

6. A Manual of the practice of medicine: Prepared Especially for Students by Arthur Albert Stevens (1892)
"Tuberc-nton* (/lands may resemble the glands of pseudo-leucaemia, but the former are usually associated with tubercle in other parts of the body, ..."

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