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aleukemia

 [a″loo-ke´me-ah]

a·leu·ke·mi·a

(ā-lū-kē'mē-ă),
1. Literally, a lack of leukocytes in the blood. The term is generally used to indicate varieties of leukemic disease in which the leukocyte count in circulating blood is normal or even subnormal (that is, no leukocytosis), but a few young leukocytes are observed; sometimes used more restrictedly to describe unusual instances of leukemia with no leukocytosis and no young forms in the blood.
See also: subleukemic leukemia.
2. Leukemic changes in bone marrow associated with a subnormal number of leukocytes in the blood.
See also: subleukemic leukemia.
[G. a- priv. + leukos, white, + haima, blood]

aleukemia

/aleu·ke·mia/ (a″loo-ke´me-ah)

aleukemia

an acute form of leukemia characterized by a diminished total white blood cell count in the peripheral blood, accompanied by a loss of normal bone marrow function. Also spelled aleukaemia.

a·leu·ke·mi·a

(ā-lū-kē'mē-ă)
1. Literally, a lack of leukocytes in the blood. Generally used to indicate varieties of leukemic disease in which the leukocyte count in circulating blood is normal or even subnormal (i.e., no leukocytosis), but a few young leukocytes are observed; sometimes used more restrictedly for unusual instances of leukemia with no leukocytosis and no young forms in the blood.
2. Leukemic changes in bone marrow associated with a subnormal number of leukocytes in the blood.
See also: subleukemic leukemia
Synonym(s): aleukaemia.
[G. a- priv. + leukos, white, + haima, blood]

aleukemia

1. absence or deficiency of leukocytes in the blood.
2. aleukemic leukemia.