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Glossary: hairy cell leukemia, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

hairy cell leukemia

(HAYR-ee sel loo-KEE-mee-uh)

A rare type of leukemia in which abnormal B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) are present in the bone marrow, spleen, and peripheral blood. When viewed under a microscope, these cells appear to be covered with tiny hair-like projections.


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