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)
: a primary tumor of the bone marrow
myelomatous adjective

Examples of myeloma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This type of myeloma is rare, affecting less than 1% of people with multiple myeloma.5 The development and treatment of IgM myeloma are different from other types of multiple myeloma. Barbara Brody, Health, 9 June 2024 York joined Good Morning America on Monday to discuss his return after taking a hiatus to undergo treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma — two blood and bone marrow disorders. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 17 June 2024 People with typical myeloma may have plasma cells that produce one of the following antibodies:4 IgA kappa or epsilon IgD IgE IgG kappa or epsilon IgM Bence Jones Myeloma Bence Jones myeloma, also referred to as light chain myeloma, affects 15% to 20% of people with multiple myeloma. Barbara Brody, Health, 9 June 2024 Iles poured more of himself into Cage: his protagonist lost part of a leg in a similar car wreck and was now battling myeloma. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for myeloma 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myeloma was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Myeloma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myeloma. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: 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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