myelofibrosis

[ mahy-uh-loh-fahy-broh-sis ]
/ ˌmaɪ ə loʊ faɪˈbroʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the replacement of bone marrow by fibrous tissue, characteristic of leukemia and certain other diseases.

Origin of myelofibrosis

First recorded in 1945–50; myelo- + fibrosis
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Medicine definitions for myelofibrosis

myelofibrosis

[ mī′ə-lō-fī-brōsĭs ]

n.

Fibrosis of the bone marrow associated with myeloid metaplasia, leukoerythroblastosis, and thrombocytopenia.myelosclerosis
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