Greek: leukos = white , aima = blood
Synonym : Leukaemia (BE)
(II) the maturity of those abnormal cells:
In 1845, Rudolf Virchow discovered a whitening of a whole blood sample. He described this finding as "white blood syndrome" and subseqeuntly generated the term Leukämie (BE: leukaemia, AE:leukemia) as a composition of the greec words leukos (=white) and aima (=blood).
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