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myeloma

[mahy-uh-loh-muh] /ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə/
noun, plural myelomas, myelomata
[mahy-uh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a tumor of plasma cells, arising in bone marrow, and often occurring at multiple sites, as in the vertebrae and flat skull bones.
Compare multiple myeloma.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; myel- + -oma
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Examples for myeloma
  • But ironically, thalidomide has recently seen resurgence on a limited scale as a therapy for multiple myeloma, a deadly disease.
  • Abnormal results may also be due to certain types of cancer, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia or multiple myeloma.
  • Results from clinical trials concerning multiple myeloma.
British Dictionary definitions for myeloma

myeloma

/ˌmaɪɪˈləʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
Derived Forms
myelomatoid, adjective
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Word Origin and History for myeloma
n.

1857, from comb. form of Greek myelos "marrow" + -oma.

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myeloma in Medicine

myeloma my·e·lo·ma (mī'ə-lō'mə)
n. pl. my·e·lo·mas or my·e·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor composed of cells derived from hemopoietic tissues of the bone marrow.

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