Definition of Chronic myeloid leukemia
Chronic myeloid leukemia: A malignant disease involving the white blood cells belonging to the myeloid line that is due to a chromosome rearrangement called the Philadelphia (or Ph) chromosome translocation. Abbreviated CML. CML has several phases that succeed one another. In theSource: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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