myeloid

adjective
my·​e·​loid | \ ˈmī-ə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce myeloid (audio) \

Definition of myeloid

: of, relating to, or resembling bone marrow

Examples of myeloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in March 2019. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Christmas ornament sales bring cheer, funds for Milwaukee-area nonprofit organizations," 5 Nov. 2020 The piece also details new insights into function problems and creation problems in various immune cells (e.g. myeloid cells, T cells, and antibodies). Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, "Coronavirus News Roundup, September 19-September 25," 25 Sep. 2020 Near the end of the piece, the same researcher is attributed as saying that the myeloid defects could be at the root of the runaway cytokine responses. Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, "Coronavirus News Roundup, September 19-September 25," 25 Sep. 2020 John Waden, 54, beat thyroid cancer in 2014, and fought acute myeloid leukemia last June after a stem cell transplant from his brother, Carl. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, "John Waden, 54, spent last 2 days with wife at home after he tested positive for COVID-19," 5 May 2020 My father, John Collins, had received a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in January. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Reinventing Grief in an Era of Enforced Isolation," 4 May 2020 Forty Seven’s experimental medicine, called magrolimab, is a monoclonal antibody in early studies for several cancers affecting the blood and lymph nodes, including acute myeloid leukemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Washington Post, "Apple agrees to pay iPhone owners in settlement over slowing down older models," 2 Mar. 2020 Lyanna Fernandez, now 17 months old, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in July. NBC News, "Children aren't at high risk for coronavirus, experts say. But children's hospitals are.," 27 Mar. 2020 The frightening diagnosis: chronic myeloid leukemia. David Tarrant, Dallas News, "She signed up to donate bone marrow 20 years ago. Then a Dallas-area boy needed help," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of myeloid

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myeloid

Greek myelós "bone marrow" + -oid entry 2 — more at myelo-

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20 Jan 2021

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“Myeloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myeloid. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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myeloid

adjective
my·​e·​loid | \ ˈmī-ə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce myeloid (audio) \

Medical Definition of myeloid

1 : of or relating to the spinal cord
2 : of, relating to, or resembling bone marrow

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