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 A year after Jerry’s death, Ephron developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the same disease that killed her sister. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2022 Her death, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, was confirmed by her son David Rosenblatt, who said the cause was acute myeloid leukemia. New York Times, 3 Dec. 2021 The first battle began July Fourth weekend 2010 when Brody was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia as a baby. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Nov. 2021 The science of cancer research has already received a boost from examining genotype and phenotype changes simultaneously, in areas ranging from solid tumors to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Yan Zhang, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 This type of leukemia impact the myeloid stem cells in the bone marrow—the ones that go on to become healthy red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. Barbara Brody,, 30 Sep. 2021 Grenda, 44, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2020. Jeff Vorva,, 16 Sep. 2021 The Ward 1 seat has been vacant since the May 26 death of council member Rich Swirsky from acute myeloid leukemia. Megan Becka, cleveland, 23 June 2021 Production was supposed to begin in March 2020 but was postponed by the pandemic; in May 2020, Shelton died unexpectedly of acute myeloid leukemia. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 18 June 2021 See More

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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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myelogenous leukemia



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15 Apr 2022

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“Myeloid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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