myeloma

noun
my·​e·​lo·​ma | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈlō-mə How to pronounce myeloma (audio) \
plural myelomas also myelomata\ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈlō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce myeloma (audio) \

Definition of myeloma

: a primary tumor of the bone marrow

Other Words from myeloma

myelomatous \ ˌmī-​ə-​ˈlō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce myeloma (audio) \ adjective

Examples of myeloma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Galynn Brady was diagnosed with breast cancer and myeloma in 2016. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2021 Multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells, suppresses the body's immune response. Jamie Gangel And Jeremy Herb, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 Multiple myeloma patients can live for many years with treatment, but it's not considered curable. Jen Christensen, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 Multiple myeloma forms in white blood cells that typically help fight infections, according to the Mayo Clinic. Rick Rouan, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2021 Powell, 84, was fully vaccinated but had been battling myeloma, a cancer of the blood cells, which weakened his ability to fight the virus. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2021 Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects plasma cells, which are a category of white blood cells. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 18 Oct. 2021 Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in white blood cells called plasma cells. Jen Christensen, CNN, 18 Oct. 2021 Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that severely impairs the immune system, lowering the effectiveness of vaccines. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of myeloma

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myeloma

Greek myelós "bone marrow" + -oma — more at myelo-

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The first known use of myeloma was in 1949

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Last Updated

10 Jan 2022

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“Myeloma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myeloma. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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myeloma

noun
my·​e·​lo·​ma | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈlō-mə How to pronounce myeloma (audio) \
plural myelomas also myelomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce myeloma (audio) \

Medical Definition of myeloma

: a primary tumor of the bone marrow formed of any one of the bone marrow cells (as myelocytes or plasma cells) and usually involving several different bones at the same time — see multiple myeloma

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