myelodysplastic syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of myelodysplastic syndrome

: any of a group of bone marrow disorders that are marked especially by an abnormal reduction in one or more types of circulating blood cells due to defective growth and maturation of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow and that sometimes progress to acute myelogenous leukemia

called also myelodysplasia, preleukemia

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“Myelodysplastic syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myelodysplastic%20syndrome. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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