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

Definition of myeloid

: of, relating to, or resembling bone marrow

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O’Neill was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2008 and her liver was failing. Heidi Stevens,, "Column: Her 14-year-old daughter’s liver saved another woman’s life. Now their friendship offers a road map through grief.," 16 July 2019 Moore was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2018 and declared cancer-free after a stem cell transplant last August, according to the IndyStar. Torrey Hart,, "High School Volleyball Player Who Announced Colts' Draft Picks Dies of Cancer," 16 July 2019 Madi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2018. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "Teen volleyball player who revealed Indianapolis Colts draft picks dies," 15 July 2019 The event, run by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was established in the memory of Evie, who fell to complications battling acute myeloid leukemia on Oct. 30. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "Blood drive draws community support and memories of a fallen student," 15 July 2019 The 32-year-old was recently diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, and during Major League Baseball’s ‘‘Stand Up to Cancer’’ campaign, Carrasco stood in the third-base coach’s box, flanked by his teammates and Indians manager Terry Francona. Tom Withers,, "Indians’ Shane Beiber wins MVP, and Cleveland shines in All-Star game," 10 July 2019 Although acute myeloid leukemia claimed the life of Burbank High student Evie Swierczynski, the battle against the disease and the need for blood-donation awareness continues in the sophomore’s name. Andrew J. Campa,, "Fallen student’s parents arrange a way for Burbank High classmates to honor her," 5 July 2019 Collymore had been receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia in the UK and in Kenya for almost two years. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "The chief executive who built up one of the world’s leading mobile money services has died," 1 July 2019 The Naismith National Defensive Player of the Year's mother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia during Thybulle's senior season. Emily Caron,, "Matisse Thybulle Wishes His Late Mother Were With Him on NBA Draft Night," 20 June 2019

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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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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