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

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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