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Related to monoblastic leukemia: monocytic leukaemia
mon·o·cyt·ic leu·ke·mi·a(mon'ō-sit'ik lū-kē'mē-ă)
A form of leukemia characterized by large numbers of cells that can be definitely identified as monocytes, in addition to larger, apparently related cells formed from the uncontrolled proliferation of the reticuloendothelial tissue. The disease runs an acute or subacute course in older people, and is characterized by swelling of gums, oral ulceration, bleeding in skin or mucous membranes, secondary infection, and splenomegaly.
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