myelofibrosis

myelofibrosis

[mahy-uh-loh-fahy-broh-sis]
noun Pathology.
the replacement of bone marrow by fibrous tissue, characteristic of leukemia and certain other diseases.

Origin:
1945–50; myelo- + fibrosis

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myelofibrosis my·e·lo·fi·bro·sis (mī'ə-lō-fī-brō'sĭs)
n.
Fibrosis of the bone marrow associated with myeloid metaplasia, leukoerythroblastosis, and thrombocytopenia. Also called myelosclerosis.

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