myelofibrosis

noun
my·​e·​lo·​fi·​bro·​sis | \ ˌmī-ə-lō-fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \

Definition of myelofibrosis

: an anemic condition in which bone marrow becomes fibrotic and the liver and spleen usually exhibit a development of blood-cell precursors

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Other Words from myelofibrosis

myelofibrotic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lō-​fī-​ˈbrä-​tik How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of myelofibrosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constellation, based in Cambridge, Mass. is in the late stage of clinical trials for a drug to treat patients with myelofibrosis, a type of bone marrow cancer. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, 2 June 2021 The cause was myelofibrosis, a blood disorder, said a son, Robert Wiser. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 With 30 myelofibrosis patients now treated and evaluable in its mid-stage study, the 24-week spleen response rate to CPI-0610 — when used on top of Incyte’s market-leading drug Jakafi — stands at 63%. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, 12 June 2020 The cause was complications of a stem cell transplant in 2013 to treat her myelofibrosis, a chronic form of leukemia, her partner, Steve Clicque, said. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2020 About two years ago, Pamela Dobay received a stem-cell transplant to treat her myelofibrosis, a rare type of bone marrow cancer. Katie Camero, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2020 Fedratinib targets a mutation called JAK2 that drives certain kinds of myelofibrosis. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2019 The drug, fedratinib, treats certain kinds of a bone marrow cancer called myelofibrosis. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2019 Under the agreement, Celgene will add as much as $1.25 billion to the upfront payment if Impact’s drug fedratinib reaches approval milestones to treat myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer, and another $150 million for other indications. U-t News Services, sandiegouniontribune.com, 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of myelofibrosis

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myelofibrosis

myelo- + fibrosis

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The first known use of myelofibrosis was in 1937

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“Myelofibrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myelofibrosis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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myelofibrosis

noun
my·​e·​lo·​fi·​bro·​sis | \ ˌmī-ə-lō-fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \
plural myelofibroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of myelofibrosis

: an anemic condition in which bone marrow becomes fibrotic and the liver and spleen usually exhibit a development of blood-cell precursors

Other Words from myelofibrosis

myelofibrotic \ -​ˈbrät-​ik How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio) \ adjective

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