multiple myeloma

multiple myeloma
noun
myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
Hypernyms: ↑myeloma

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noun
: a disease of bone marrow characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body

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Pathol.
a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue.
[1895-1900; MYEL- + -OMA]

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multiple myeloma,
a very painful cancer usually affecting a number of bones, originating in bone marrow, and causing lesions of the bone and of certain soft tissues such as the kidneys.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Multiple myeloma — A malignancy of plasma cells (a form of lymphocyte) that typically involves multiple sites within the bone morrow and secretes all * * * multiple myeloma n a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in… …   Medical dictionary

  • multiple myeloma — myeloma …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • multiple myeloma — See myeloma cell …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • multiple myeloma — noun A cancer of the white blood cells. Syn: myelomatosis, plasma cell myeloma, Kahlers disease …   Wiktionary

  • multiple myeloma — A type of cancer that begins in plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies). Also called Kahler’s disease, myelomatosis, or plasma cell myeloma …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • multiple myeloma — noun Date: 1897 a disease of bone marrow that is characterized by the presence of numerous myelomas in various bones of the body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • multiple myeloma — mul′tiple myelo′ma n. pat a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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