leukosis

noun

leu·​ko·​sis lü-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce leukosis (audio)
plural leukoses lü-ˈkō-ˌsēz How to pronounce leukosis (audio)
: leukemia
especially : any of various leukemic diseases of poultry

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leukosis was in 1922

Dictionary Entries Near leukosis

Cite this Entry

“Leukosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukosis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

leukosis

noun
leu·​ko·​sis
variants or chiefly British leucosis
plural leukoses or chiefly British leucoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce leukosis (audio)
: leukemia
especially : any of various leukemic diseases of poultry
leukotic adjective
or chiefly British leucotic
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