my·​e·​loid ˈmī-ə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce myeloid (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling bone marrow

Examples of myeloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their son, Cole, died in May of acute myeloid leukemia at age 11. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2023 As with the other types of leukemia, CML occurs when there's an uncontrolled growth of white blood cells—this time, both immature and mature ones, known as myeloid cells. Barbara Brody,, 28 Sep. 2021 At 15, Park’s plans were put on hold when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and hospitalized for eight months. Clarissa Cruz, Peoplemag, 7 July 2023 In January 2015, Ms. Gomez’s mother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Jenny Block, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 Barnes died in 2009 of myeloid leukemia. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The company’s compound, PTC299, was originally designed as an oral drug to halt cell proliferation in acute myeloid leukemia. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 11 Mar. 2021 What's the Context: Acute myeloid leukemia occurs when the body develops an abnormal amount of undeveloped white blood cells. Patrick Morgan, Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2011 The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive, which addresses his experience with acute myeloid leukemia. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myeloid was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Myeloid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


my·​e·​loid ˈmī-ə-ˌlȯid How to pronounce myeloid (audio)
: of or relating to the spinal cord
: of, relating to, or resembling bone marrow
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