myeloproliferative

adjective

my·​e·​lo·​pro·​lif·​er·​a·​tive ˈmī-ə-lō-prə-ˈli-f(ə-)rə-tiv How to pronounce myeloproliferative (audio)
-fə-ˌrā-
: of, relating to, or being a disorder (such as leukemia) marked by excessive proliferation of bone marrow elements and especially blood cell precursors

Examples of myeloproliferative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About seven years later, while hospitalized with another blood clot, a doctor familiar with rare cancers recommended that I be tested for a JAK2 mutation, which is often associated with a group of rare blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Julie D., Woman's Day, 24 Sep. 2020 Next on 23andMe’s agenda: applying the same approach to rare cancers, such as sarcoma and a group of blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms, that are difficult to study but that might be ideally suited to this kind of analysis. Mara Grunbaum, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2012 Imago’s lead drug candidate is targeting conditions known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, which are marked by excessive production of blood cells. Jonathan D. Rockoff, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2022 Impact Biomedicines focuses on treatments for patients with related cancers that are classified as myeloproliferative neoplasms, according to the company’s website. Reuters, sandiegouniontribune.com, 7 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

myelo- + proliferative

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myeloproliferative was in 1951

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“Myeloproliferative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myeloproliferative. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

myeloproliferative

adjective
my·​e·​lo·​pro·​lif·​er·​a·​tive ˈmī-ə-lō-prə-ˈlif-ə-ˌrāt-iv, -rət- How to pronounce myeloproliferative (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a disorder (as leukemia) marked by excessive proliferation of bone marrow elements and especially blood cell precursors
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