- : A condition in which the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells. This condition may progress to become acute leukemia. Preleukemia also is called myelodysplastic syndrome or smoldering leukemia.
* * *A syndrome that in time may develop into overt leukemia. It is characterized by bone marrow dysfunction manifested by anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. SYN: myelodysplastic syndrome.
* * *pre·leu·ke·mia or chiefly Brit pre·leu·kae·mia -lü-'kē-mē-ə n the stage of leukemia occurring before the disease becomes overt
* * *pre·leu·ke·mia (pre-loo-keґme-ə) myelodysplastic syndrome. preleukemic adj
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