|chronic myeloid leukaemia||medical dictionary|
<haematology> A leukaemia which is initially slowly-progressing. There are approximately 650 new cases each year in the UK. It is characterised by the presence of large numbers of abnormal mature granulocytes, circulating in the blood.
Synonyms: chronic granulocytic leukaemia.
Origin: Gr. Haima = blood
American spelling: chronic myeloid leukemia
(12 Jan 1998)
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