mac·​ro·​glob·​u·​li·​ne·​mia | \ ˌma-krō-ˌglä-byə-lə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce macroglobulinemia (audio) \

Definition of macroglobulinemia

: a disorder characterized by increased blood serum viscosity and the presence of macroglobulins in the serum

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Other Words from macroglobulinemia

macroglobulinemic \ ˌma-​krō-​ˌglä-​byə-​lə-​ˈnē-​mik How to pronounce macroglobulinemic (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web During the quarter, Imbruvica won U.S. regulatory approval for a new use, treating a rare cancer called Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, and the Food and Drug Administration also approved a three-drug combination pill for treating HIV, Symtuza. Linda A. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Prescription drugs, lower taxes, power J&J 3Q beat," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of macroglobulinemia

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macroglobulinemia

borrowed from German Makroglobulinämie, from Makroglobulin macroglobulin + -ämie -emia

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“Macroglobulinemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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variants: or chiefly British macroglobulinaemia \ -​ˌgläb-​yə-​lə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce macroglobulinaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of macroglobulinemia

: a disorder characterized by increased blood serum viscosity and the presence of macroglobulins in the serum

Other Words from macroglobulinemia

macroglobulinemic or chiefly British macroglobulinaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce macroglobulinaemic (audio) \ adjective

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