chronic myeloid leukemia

Definition / meaning of chronic myeloid leukemia

A slowly progressing disease in which too many white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are made in the bone marrow. Also called chronic granulocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and CML.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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