myelofibrosis

noun

my·​e·​lo·​fi·​bro·​sis ˌmī-ə-lō-fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce myelofibrosis (audio)
: an anemic condition in which bone marrow becomes fibrotic and the liver and spleen usually exhibit a development of blood-cell precursors
myelofibrotic adjective

Examples of myelofibrosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During unrelated medical testing in 2020, doctors detected signs of myelofibrosis, a chronic leukemia characterized by a buildup of scar tissue in the bone marrow. Steve Smith, New York Times, 29 May 2024 And in 2022, he was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare form of bone marrow cancer and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. Kareem Khadder, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 He was first diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a malfunction of cells in the bone marrow, which transformed into secondary myeloid leukemia, for which treatment options are limited. Gillian Telling, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 As Adam reports, the FDA has been clear on the approval standards for myelofibrosis treatments, and MorphoSys’ drug doesn’t meet them. Damian Garde, STAT, 7 Feb. 2024 Continuing to chat about the wedding, Carter detailed how her daughter found special ways to include the memory of her late father, Robert Altman— who died in February 2021 from myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 Continuing to chat about the wedding, Carter detailed how her daughter found special ways to include the memory of her late father, Robert Altman — who died in February 2021 from myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023 The iconic actress shares Jessica and son James, 35, with her husband of 37 years, Robert Altman, who died in February 2021 of myelofibrosis, a rare blood cancer. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 26 July 2023 The cause was myelofibrosis, a rare type of blood cancer, his son Dr. Yuri Pride said. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 12 May 2023

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Word History

Etymology

myelo- + fibrosis

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

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