natural killer-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia

Definition / meaning of natural killer-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia

A type of leukemia in which large natural killer (NK) cells (a type of white blood cell) that contain granules (small particles) are found in the blood. It is a chronic disease that may last for a long time and get worse. Also called NK-LGL leukemia and NK-LGLL.

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