leukemoid

adjective

leu·​ke·​moid lü-ˈkē-ˌmȯid How to pronounce leukemoid (audio)
: resembling leukemia but not involving the same changes in the blood-forming organs

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leukemoid was in 1926

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“Leukemoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukemoid. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

leukemoid

adjective
leu·​ke·​moid
variants or chiefly British leukaemoid
: resembling leukemia but not involving the same changes in the blood-forming organs
a leukemoid reaction in malaria
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