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basophilic leukaemia
medical dictionary

A form of granulocytic leukaemia in which there are unusually great numbers of basophilic granulocytes in the tissues and circulating blood; in some instances, the immature and mature basophilic forms may represent from 40 to 80% of the total numbers of white blood cells.

Synonyms: mast cell leukaemia.

American spelling: basophilic leukemia

(05 Mar 2000)