Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Light-colored skin; Von Eickstedt’s name for Caucasoid. leukemia: a progressive, malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by distorted proliferation and development of leukocytes and their precursors in the blood and bone marrow. Its various manifestations are classified according to degree of cell differentiation as acute or chronic (terms that in leukemia do not refer to duration of disease); and according to the predominant type of cell involved, such as myelogenous or lymphocytic. Examples include acute promyelocytic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia.

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