feline leukemia

feline leukemia n a disease of cats caused by the feline leukemia virus, characterized by leukemia and lymphoma, and often resulting in death

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a nonspecific term for any of various lymphoid leukemias seen in domestic cats that are infected with the feline leukemia virus; sites most often involved are the gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen, and thymus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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