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leukosis

 [loo-ko´sis]
proliferation of leukocyte-forming tissue.

leukosis

/leu·ko·sis/ (loo-ko´sis) pl. leuko´ses   proliferation of leukocyte-forming tissue.

leu·ko·sis

(lū-kō'sis)
Abnormal proliferation of one or more of the leukopoietic tissues; the term includes myelosis, certain forms of reticuloendotheliosis, and lymphadenosis.
Synonym(s): leucosis.

leukosis

proliferation of leukocyte-forming tissue; the basis of leukemia.

avian leukosis
a complex of related diseases caused by retroviruses (oncornaviruses). lymphoid leukosis, erythroblastosis, myelocytomatosis and myeloblastosis are the principal component diseases. There are in addition a series of tumors of connective tissue, epithelium, endothelium and other miscellaneous related tumors.
cutaneous bovine leukosis
see bovine viral leukosis.
enzootic bovine leukosis
see bovine viral leukosis.
leukosis-sarcoma neoplastic diseases
includes lymphoid leukosis, erythroblastosis, myeloblastosis, myelocytomatosis, connective tissue tumors, nephroma, nephroblastoma, miscellaneous epithelial and endothelial tumors, osteopetrosis of birds caused by avian type C oncoviruses.
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Previous studies of Eastern equine encephalitis virus in Ring-necked Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) and avian leucosis virus in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus) found virus in feather pulp up to 7 days beyond detection in blood (10-12).
Polymerase chain reaction for detection of avian leucosis virus subgroup J in feather pulp.
High virus titer in feather pulp of chickens infected with subgroup J avian leucosis virus.