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leukaemia

  
,   (esp. U.S.)   leukemia  
      n   an acute or chronic disease characterized by a gross proliferation of leucocytes, which crowd into the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc., and suppress the blood-forming apparatus  
     (C19: from leuco- + Greek haima blood)  
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