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View in Spanish: Leucemia linfocítica granular de células citolíticas naturales grandes

Natural killer-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia (NA-chuh-rul KIH-ler sel larj GRAN-yoo-lur-LIM-foh-site loo-KEE-mee-uh)
A type of leukemia in which large natural killer (NK) cells (a type of white blood cell) that contain granules (small particles) are found in the blood. It is a chronic disease that may last for a long time and get worse. Also called NK-LGL leukemia and NK-LGLL.

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