leukemoid

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leukemoid

[′lü·kə‚mȯid]
(medicine)
Similar to leukemia, that is, characterized by the presence of immature leukocytes in the blood, but of a different etiology.
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When the count went up to 50000 per cu.mm, diagnosis was given as leukaemoid reaction.
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