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multiple myeloma

noun, Pathology
a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue.
Origin of multiple myeloma
1895-1900; myel- + -oma Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for multiple myeloma
  • But ironically, thalidomide has recently seen resurgence on a limited scale as a therapy for multiple myeloma, a deadly disease.
  • In multiple myeloma, plasma cells grow out of control in the bone marrow and form tumors in the areas of solid bone.
  • He valiantly fought multiple myeloma for more than five years.
  • multiple myeloma often affects or involves the bone, but is not considered a bone tumor.
  • Primary amyloidosis is often seen in people with multiple myeloma cancer.
  • He had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma earlier this year.
  • multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in white blood cells called plasma cells.
  • Results from clinical trials concerning multiple myeloma.
multiple myeloma in Medicine

multiple myeloma n.
A malignant proliferation of plasma cells in bone marrow causing numerous tumors and characterized by the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood.

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