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myelophthisis

myelophthisis in Medicine

myelophthisis my·e·loph·thi·sis (mī'ə-lŏf'thĭ-sĭs, -lō-tī'-,)
n.

  1. Wasting or atrophy of the spinal cord.

  2. Replacement of hemopoietic tissue in the bone marrow by abnormal tissue, usually fibrous tissue or malignant tumors. Also called panmyelophthisis.


my'e·lo·phthis'ic (mī'ə-lō-tĭz'ĭk, -tī'zĭk) adj.
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