Definition of leukosis in English:


(British leucosis)

Pronunciation /lo͞oˈkōsəs/ /luˈkoʊsəs/


  • A leukemic disease of animals, especially one of a group of malignant viral diseases of poultry or cattle.

    ‘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?’