[ mahy-uh-loh-fahy-broh-sis ]
/ ˌmaɪ ə loʊ faɪˈbroʊ sɪs /
the replacement of bone marrow by fibrous tissue, characteristic of leukemia and certain other diseases.
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Words nearby myelofibrosis
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Medical definitions for myelofibrosis
[ mī′ə-lō-fī-brō′sĭs ]
Fibrosis of the bone marrow associated with myeloid metaplasia, leukoerythroblastosis, and thrombocytopenia.myelosclerosis
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