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myelo-

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  1. a combining form meaning “marrow,” “of the spinal cord,” used in the formation of compound words: myelocyte.
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Also especially before a vowel, myel-.

Origin of myelo-

combining form representing Greek myelós marrow
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Word Origin and History for myelo-

before vowels myel-, word-forming element meaning "marrow, spinal cord," from Greek myelos "marrow; the brain," of unknown origin.

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myelo- in Medicine

myelo-

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  1. Spinal cord:myelitis.
  2. Bone marrow:myeloma.
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