chronic myelomonocytic leukemia

Pronunciation: (KRAH-nik MY-eh-loh-MAH-noh-SIH-tik loo-KEE-mee-uh)

A slowly progressing type of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease in which too many myelomonocytes (a type of white blood cell) are in the bone marrow, crowding out other normal blood cells, such as other white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Also called CMML.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-04-23 Date last modified: 2008-01-10