acute myelogenous leukemia
AML. A quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are found in the blood and bone marrow. Also called AML, acute myeloid leukemia, and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

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  • acute myelogenous leukemia — noun also acute myeloid leukemia : leukemia that is marked by an abnormal increase in the number of myeloblasts especially in bone marrow and blood, that is characterized by symptoms similar to those of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and that may… …   Useful english dictionary

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