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bone marrow

marrow1 (def 1). Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bone marrow
  • Some types can be derived from umbilical cord blood, adult bone marrow, or possibly even adult skin.
  • There are many types of stem cells, from bone marrow to fetal tissue to embryos.
  • The bone marrow was the source of the stem cells that made the procedure newsworthy.
  • bone marrow plays an important role in the immune system, and also in bodily rejuvenation.
  • He was charming, he was funny, and he was genuinely interested in how bone marrow treatments were done.
  • He had prostate cancer, and the cancer had spread to his bone marrow.
  • From the perspective of today's health concerns, of course, there are good reasons to avoid raw bone marrow.
  • My early research involved so-called growth factors: proteins that stimulate the bone marrow to produce blood cells.
  • They are easy to use and to get to work when you implant them in bone marrow.
  • After four weeks, the fluorescent stem cells had visibly migrated and grown in the fish's bone marrow, which is in the kidney.
British Dictionary definitions for bone marrow

bone marrow

See marrow1 (sense 1)
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bone marrow in Medicine

bone marrow n.
The soft, fatty, vascular tissue filling the cavities of bones, having a stroma of reticular fibers and cells.

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bone marrow in Science
bone marrow  
The spongy, red tissue that fills the bone cavities of mammals. Bone marrow is the source of red blood cells, platelets, and most white blood cells.
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bone marrow in Culture

bone marrow definition

See marrow.

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