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leukemia

leu·ke·mi·a

leukemia

pronunciation:
lu ki mi
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of a group of cancers of bone marrow, usu. resulting in an abnormally high production of white blood cells.
derivation: leukemic (adj.)
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The word leukemia contains the following parts:
leuk, leuko, leuc, leuco Greek root that means white, colorless