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chloroma

 [klŏ-ro´mah]
a malignant, green-colored tumor arising from myeloid tissue, associated with myelogenous leukemia; it can occur anywhere in the body but has an affinity for the central nervous system, bone, and soft tissues of the head and neck. Called also granulocytic sarcoma.
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chlo·ro·ma

(klō-rō'mă),
A condition characterized by the development of multiple localized 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, although the tumors may precede the findings in blood and bone marrow; observed more frequently in children and young adults.
See also: granulocytic sarcoma.
[chloro- + G. -ōma, tumor]
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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]
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chloroma

A form of acute LEUKAEMIA of granulocyte white cells in which green-coloured tumour masses occur. A kind of granulocytic SARCOMA.
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