- 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
Examples from the Web for myeloma
Historical Examples of myeloma
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.
- a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
1857, from comb. form of Greek myelos "marrow" + -oma.
- A tumor composed of cells derived from hemopoietic tissues of the bone marrow.