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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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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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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