hairy cell leukemia

Pronunciation: (HAYR-ee sel loo-KEE-mee-uh)

A rare type of leukemia in which abnormal B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) are present in the bone marrow, spleen, and peripheral blood. When viewed under a microscope, these cells appear to be covered with tiny hair-like projections.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-09-29Hairy Cell Leukemia TreatmentLeucemia de células pilosas: Tratamiento