lymphocytic leukemia

noun

Definition of lymphocytic leukemia

: leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (such as lymphocytes) which accumulate especially in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue, and circulating blood

called also lymphatic leukemia

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Recent Examples on the Web She was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a form of leukemia usually found in children. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, "WCCO Radio host Jordana Green reveals she has leukemia," 27 Oct. 2020 The third-term congressman is in remission for stage four chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which he was diagnosed with in July 2015. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, hospitalized with pneumonia, is improving, sons say," 31 Mar. 2020 The third-term congressman is in remission for stage four chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which he was diagnosed with in July 2015. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area Rep. Mark DeSaulnier stable, but remains in critical condition," 24 Mar. 2020 Last year, he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "How Chris Stallings overcame a health scare to get Bullitt East basketball back to Sweet 16," 10 Mar. 2020 Ludwig had chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), another cancer that affects B-cells. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Health," 1 Feb. 2020 What are the symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia? Korin Miller, Health.com, "What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia? Cancer Doctors Explain the Symptoms and Treatment Options," 13 Dec. 2019 The engineered cells, called chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-Ts), have proved exceedingly effective against some types of blood cancers, particularly acute lymphocytic leukemia. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Could Immunotherapy Treat Diseases Besides Cancer?," 30 Sep. 2019 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is typically a slow-growing cancer in which immature white blood cells multiply in the bone marrow and spread throughout the body. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Chemo-free drug combo shows 'dramatic' improvement against common leukemia in adults," 31 July 2019

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Lymphocytic leukemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lymphocytic%20leukemia. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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lymphocytic leukemia

noun
variants: also lymphatic leukemia or lymphoid leukemia

Medical Definition of lymphocytic leukemia

: leukemia of either of two types marked by an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (as lymphocytes) which accumulate in bone marrow, lymphoid tissue (as of the lymph nodes and spleen), and circulating blood — see acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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