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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



acute nonlymphocytic leukemia  listen  (uh-KYOOT non-LIM-foh-SIH-tik loo-KEE-mee-uh)

  An aggressive (fast-growing) disease in which too many myeloblasts (immature white blood cells that are not lymphoblasts) are found in the bone marrow and blood. Also called acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, AML, and ANLL.

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