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leukemialeu‧ke‧mi‧a (also leukaemia British English) /luːˈkiːmiə/ noun [uncountable]  MIa type of cancer of the blood, that causes weakness and sometimes death
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leukemiaSecond malignancies in patients treated for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Hereditary and acquired p53 mutations in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Altered mercaptopurine metabolism, toxic effects, and dosage requirement in a thiopurine methyltransferase-deficient child with acute lymphocytic leukemia.Judge Jones had had a form of leukemia for several years when he was sworn to the bench in December 1994.When he went to a doctor, he was diagnosed with leukemia, and everything came to a screeching halt.
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