macroglobulinemia

noun

mac·​ro·​glob·​u·​li·​ne·​mia ˌma-krō-ˌglä-byə-lə-ˈnē-mē-ə How to pronounce macroglobulinemia (audio)
: a disorder characterized by increased blood serum viscosity and the presence of macroglobulins in the serum
macroglobulinemic adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Monroe, 35, was undergoing treatment for Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma also known as lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 4 Mar. 2022 Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia is a blood cell cancer and a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 July 2021 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, 16 Oct. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macroglobulinemia was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Macroglobulinemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macroglobulinemia. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

macroglobulinemia

noun
mac·​ro·​glob·​u·​lin·​emia
variants or chiefly British macroglobulinaemia
: a disorder characterized by increased blood serum viscosity and the presence of macroglobulins in the serum
macroglobulinemic adjective
or chiefly British macroglobulinaemic
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