myelogenous leukemia

noun

Definition of myelogenous leukemia

: leukemia characterized by proliferation of myeloid tissue (as of the bone marrow and spleen) and an abnormal increase in the number of granulocytes, myelocytes, and myeloblasts in the circulating blood

called also myelocytic leukemia, myeloid leukemia

Examples of myelogenous leukemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The life lessons taught by his dad Vincent, who died last November on his 80th birthday from chronic myelogenous leukemia, will always stay with Stonestreet. Julie Jordan, PEOPLE.com, 9 Mar. 2022 In March 2017, she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. New York Times, 15 Feb. 2022 Acute myelogenous leukemia: While ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer, AML is the most common type of blood cancer among young adults, affecting men more often than women, MedlinePlus says. Barbara Brody, Health.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Acute myeloid leukemia has quite a few different names: acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute non-lymphocytic leukemia, according to the ACS. Barbara Brody, Health.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer twice: chronic myelogenous leukemia in 2001 and stage IV prostate cancer in 2012. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 16 July 2021 The cause was acute myelogenous leukemia, a form of blood cancer, said a niece Alison Tweedie-Perry. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 At only 8 weeks old, she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia known as acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 26 Apr. 2021 In 2017, Paul was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of myelogenous leukemia

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Myelogenous leukemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myelogenous%20leukemia. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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myelogenous leukemia

noun

Medical Definition of myelogenous leukemia

: leukemia characterized by proliferation of myeloid tissue (as of the bone marrow and spleen) and an abnormal increase in the number of granulocytes, myelocytes, and myeloblasts in the circulating blood

called also granulocytic leukemia, myeloblastic leukemia, myelocytic leukemia, myeloid leukemia

— see acute myelogenous leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia

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