a tumor of plasma cells, arising in bone marrow, and often occurring at multiple sites, as in the vertebrae and flat skull bones.
- Compare multiple myeloma.
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How to use myeloma in a sentence
A few years later, Garrett’s dad — who had worked for more than three decades at the Union Carbide facility a bit closer to the Gulf Coast — was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Greg Block, a former mayor’s office spokesman who previously worked at San Diego State University and pushed for the Liberty Station redevelopment among other assignments, passed away Saturday after a battle with multiple myeloma.Morning Report: Park and Rec Services Suffer from Lack of Workers | Voice of San Diego | November 10, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Powell, who was fully vaccinated, had Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that impairs the body’s ability to fight infection.Colin Powell remembered for leadership, integrity and a love of ABBA and Marley at funeral | Felicia Sonmez, Donna Cassata | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
His 2014 diagnosis with myeloma aided in his transfer out of the supermax, but since then the illnesses have only gotten worse.
One of the hardest plot decisions was what to do after actor Jim Davis, who played Jock Ewing, died in 1980 from multiple myeloma.
The death of actor Jim Davis from multiple myeloma in 1980 shook up the Dallas family.Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy on the Glory Days of ‘Dallas’ | Maria Elena Fernandez | June 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was gravely ill with multiple myeloma and was spending time at the Mayo Clinic.
New growths include the fibroma, the myxoma, the myeloma or giant-celled tumour, and various forms of sarcoma.
The majority would appear to be the result of changes in a sarcoma, endothelioma, or myeloma.
In many respects the X-ray appearances resemble those of myeloma.
The myeloma is also to be diagnosed from chondroma, from sarcoma, and from osteomyelitis fibrosa cystica.
In most cases the tumour is of the myeloid type—myeloma; in others new bone is formed in its substance—osteo-sarcoma.Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. | Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for myeloma
a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
- myelomatoid, adjective
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