multiple myeloma


Definition of multiple myeloma

: a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

Examples of multiple myeloma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Valdez, 80, died at her San Antonio home on Christmas Day after an eight-year battle with multiple myeloma. Peggy O’hare,, "‘She definitely saved lives’: Peace laureate and Dignity San Antonio co-founder leaves strong legacy," 28 Dec. 2020 The cause was multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, said a daughter, Inez Pezo. Mrs. Pezo, a resident of McLean, Va., was born Ana Maria Cuitino in Valparaiso, Chile. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 14 Oct. 2020 Bonds was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the spring of 2018 and went into remission after treatment. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "St. Francis football coach and former UCLA quarterback Jim Bonds has died at 51," 28 Oct. 2020 The company deserves investors' attention, though: Its current lineup includes multiple blockbuster stars, including the blood thinner Eliquis, cancer immunotherapy Opdivo and multiple myeloma drug Pomalyst. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: Bristol Myers Squibb has plenty of potential blockbuster drugs in the pipeline," 25 Oct. 2020 This was the first game Pettis has seen in person since undergoing treatments for multiple myeloma. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Carlos Correa's walk-off homer keeps Astros alive in ALCS vs. Rays," 16 Oct. 2020 After an August diagnosis of multiple myeloma, Hall had to leave her home near Grand Rapids, Minn., to be cared for in a nursing home there. Kevyn Burger Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "'Walking the last mile': Hospice services help Minnesotans say goodbye," 15 Oct. 2020 The 62-year-old Gary Pettis left the team Sept. 15 to undergo treatment for multiple myeloma, which is a cancer of plasma cells. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' George Springer sends love to Gary Pettis after home run," 15 Oct. 2020 My grandfather died of multiple myeloma in 2014, and a few months later, the meniscus in my jaw dislocated. Eleanor Cummins, The Atlantic, "Trump’s Doctor Comes From a Uniquely American Brand of Medicine," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of multiple myeloma

1897, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2021

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“Multiple myeloma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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multiple myeloma


Medical Definition of multiple myeloma

: a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

called also myelomatosis

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