Definition of leukosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /lo͞oˈkōsəs/
(British also leucosis)


A leukemic disease of animals, especially one of a group of malignant viral diseases of poultry or cattle.
Example sentences
  • Scientists have been able to transmit the causative agent of acute leukosis (Marek's disease) in chickens with this beetle.
  • Are cows which provide colostrum for your calves tested for bovine leukosis?



Pronunciation: /-ˈkätik/
Example sentences
  • Macroscopic appearance in affected viscera, with the exception of the bursa of Fabricius, are indistinguishable from leukotic lesions induced by other agents.
  • The study entailed investigating the serological control of 20 samples of blood and milk from leukotic cattle with ELISA and nested PCR.
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