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View in Spanish: Trastorno mieloproliferativo

Myeloproliferative disorder (MY-eh-loh-pruh-LIH-feh-RUH-tiv dis-OR-der)
A group of slow growing blood cancers, including chronic myelogenous leukemia, in which large numbers of abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets grow and spread in the bone marrow and the peripheral blood.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.