- Resembling leukemia in various signs and symptoms, especially with reference to changes in the circulating blood. SEE ALSO: l. reaction. [leukemia + G. eidos, resemblance]
* * *leu·ke·moid or chiefly Brit leu·kae·moid lü-'kē-mȯid adj resembling leukemia but not involving the same changes in the blood-forming organs <a \leukemoid reaction in malaria>
* * *leu·ke·moid (loo-keґmoid) [leukemia + -oid] having blood and sometimes clinical findings resembling those of leukemia; see under reaction.
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