myeloma

noun my·e·lo·ma \ ˌmī-ə-ˈlō-mə \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of myeloma

plural myelomas also myelomata play \-mə-tə\
: a primary tumor of the bone marrow

myelomatous

play \-mə-təs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of myeloma

New Latin


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myeloma

noun my·e·lo·ma \ ˌmī-ə-ˈlō-mə \

medical Definition of myeloma

plural myelomas also myelomata play \-mət-ə\
: 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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