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leu·ke·mi·a

leukemia

 
pronunciation:
lu ki mi
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part of speech: noun
definition: a disease that is a type of cancer inside the bones. With this disease the body makes too many white blood cells.
derivation: leukemic (adj.)
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The word leukemia contains the following parts:
hem, hemo, hemat, hemato, hema, -emia, -aemia Greek root that means blood; blood condition
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leuk, leuko, leuc, leuco Greek root that means white, colorless
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