[ mahy-uh-loh-muh ]

noun,plural my·e·lo·mas, my·e·lo·ma·ta [mahy-uh-loh-muh-tuh]. /ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
  1. a tumor of plasma cells, arising in bone marrow, and often occurring at multiple sites, as in the vertebrae and flat skull bones.

Origin of myeloma

First recorded in 1855–60; myel- + -oma

Words Nearby myeloma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use myeloma in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for myeloma


/ (ˌmaɪɪˈləʊmə) /

nounplural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow

Derived forms of myeloma

  • myelomatoid, adjective

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