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lymphocytic leukaemia
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<haematology, oncology> An acute form of childhood leukaemia characterised by the development of abnormal cellsdevelop in the bone marrow and lymphoblasts are found in blood-formingtissues.

A type of chronic leukaemia found most often in the elderly, it is characterised by the presence of mature lymphocytes in the blood.

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: lymphocytic leukemia

(13 Nov 1997)