chloroleukemia


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chloroleukemia

 [klor″o-lu-ke´me-ah]
2. a tumor of rose or greenish color occurring in rats or mice with leukemia.

chloroleukemia

/chlo·ro·leu·ke·mia/ (klor″o-loo-ke´me-ah) chloroma.

chloroleukemia

[klôr′ōlo̅o̅kē′mē·ə]
Etymology: GK, chloros, green, leukos, white, haima, blood
a kind of myelogenous leukemia in which specific tumor masses are not seen at autopsy, but body fluids and organs are green. See also myelogenous leukemia.

chlo·ro·ma

, chloroleukemia (klōr-ō'mă, klōr'ō-lū-kē'mē-ă)
A condition characterized by green masses of abnormal cells (in most instances, myeloblasts), especially in relation to the periosteum of the skull, spine, and ribs; the clinical course is similar to that of acute myeloid leukemia.
See also: granulocytic sarcoma
Synonym(s): chloromyeloma.
[chloro- + G. -ōma, tumor]

chloroleukemia

myelogenous leukemia or granulocytic leukemia in which no specific tumor masses are observed at autopsy, but the body organs and fluids show a definite green color due to myeloperoxidase (especially in the pig).