mixed leu·ke·mi·a, mixed cell leukemia
term infrequently used as a designation for granulocytic leukemia, thereby emphasizing the occurrence of different types of cells in the myeloid series (that is, neutrophilic, eosinophilic, and basophilic granulocytes), in contrast to the comparatively monotonous pattern observed in lymphocytic and monocytic leukemia.
a malignancy of blood-forming tissues characterized by the proliferation of more than one predominant cell line.
mix·ed leu·ke·mi·a, mixed cell leukemia (mikst lū-kē'mē-ă, mikst sel)
Granulocytic leukemia with occurrence in the blood of increased numbers of cells in the myeloid series (i.e., neutrophilic, eosinophilic, and basophilic granulocytes).