leukemia etymology

English word leukemia comes from Ancient Greek λευκός, Ancient Greek αἷμα, and later German Leukämie (Leukemia.)

Detailed word origin of leukemia

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
λευκός Ancient Greek (grc)
αἷμα Ancient Greek (grc)
Leukämie German (deu) Leukemia.
leukemia English (eng) (countable) Any specific form or type of cancer of the blood-forming tissues.. A type of malignancy affecting the blood cells or blood-forming tissues.

Words with the same origin as leukemia

Descendants of αἷμα