Definition of acute myeloid leukaemia in English:

acute myeloid leukaemia

(US acute myeloid leukemia)

noun

  • A type of leukaemia characterized by the abnormal proliferation in the bone marrow of white blood cells of granulocytic lineage and having a short duration of time between onset and death if untreated.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Progressive Medicine.