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multiple myeloma

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noun Pathology.
  1. a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue.

Origin of multiple myeloma

First recorded in 1895–1900; myel- + -oma
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multiple myeloma in Medicine

multiple myeloma

n.
  1. A malignant proliferation of plasma cells in bone marrow causing numerous tumors and characterized by the presence of abnormal proteins in the blood.
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