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leucosis Line breaks: leu|co¦sis
Pronunciation: /luːˈkəʊsɪs/
(also leukosis)

Definition of leucosis in English:


[mass noun]
A leukaemic 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: /luːˈkɒtɪk/
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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