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basophilic leukemia

 

Definition: a form of granulocytic leukemia in which there are unusually great numbers of basophilic granulocytes in the tissues and circulating blood; in some instances, the immature and mature basophilic forms may represent from 40 to 80% of the total numbers of white blood cells.

Synonym(s): mast cell leukemia

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