myeloma

[mahy-uh-loh-muh]
noun, plural myelomas, myelomata [mahy-uh-loh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
a tumor of plasma cells, arising in bone marrow, and often occurring at multiple sites, as in the vertebrae and flat skull bones.


Origin:
1855–60; myel- + -oma

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myeloma (ˌmaɪɪˈləʊmə)
 
n , pl -mas, -mata
a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
 
mye'lomatoid
 
adj

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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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