multiple myeloma

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. multiple integral,
  2. multiple lentigines syndrome,
  3. multiple listing,
  4. multiple mirror telescope,
  5. multiple mucosal neuroma syndrome,
  6. multiple myositis,
  7. multiple neuritis,
  8. multiple neurofibroma,
  9. multiple personality,
  10. multiple pregnancy

Origin of multiple myeloma

First recorded in 1895–1900; myel- + -oma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for multiple myeloma

multiple myeloma


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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