multiple myeloma

noun Pathology.

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

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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