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myelo-

1.
a combining form meaning “marrow,” “of the spinal cord,” used in the formation of compound words:
myelocyte.
Also, especially before a vowel, myel-.
Origin
combining form representing Greek myelós marrow
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Word Origin and History for myelo

myelo-

before vowels myel-, word-forming element meaning "marrow, spinal cord," from Greek myelos "marrow; the brain," of unknown origin.

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myelo in Medicine

myelo- or myel-
pref.

  1. Spinal cord: myelitis.

  2. Bone marrow: myeloma.

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