hairy cell leukemia

noun

Definition of hairy cell leukemia

: a chronic leukemia that is usually of B cell origin and is characterized by malignant cells with a ciliated appearance

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Hairy cell leukemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hairy%20cell%20leukemia. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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hairy cell leukemia

noun

Medical Definition of hairy cell leukemia

: a chronic leukemia that is usually of B cell origin and is characterized by malignant cells with a ciliated appearance that replace bone marrow and infiltrate the spleen causing splenomegaly

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