macroglobulinemia

noun
mac·​ro·​glob·​u·​li·​ne·​mia | \-ˌglä-byə-lə-ˈnē-mē-ə \

Definition of macroglobulinemia 

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

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macroglobulinemic \-​mik \ adjective

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First Known Use of macroglobulinemia

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macroglobulinemia

New Latin

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macroglobulinemia

noun
mac·​ro·​glob·​u·​lin·​emia
variants: or chiefly British macroglobulinaemia \-​ˌgläb-​yə-​lə-​ˈnē-​mē-​ə \

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 \ adjective

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