myelo-

myelo-

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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myel- or (before a consonant) myelo-
 
combining form
the spinal cord or bone marrow: myeloid
 
[from Greek muelos marrow, spinal cord, from mus muscle]
 
myelo- or (before a consonant) myelo-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek muelos marrow, spinal cord, from mus muscle]

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myelo- or myel-
pref.

  1. Spinal cord: myelitis.

  2. bone marrow: myeloma.

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