noun, plural my·e·lo·mas, my·e·lo·ma·ta [mahy-uh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə tə/. Pathology.
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-
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for myeloma
noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
Derived Formsmyelomatoid, adjective
a usually malignant tumour of the bone marrow or composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
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Word Origin and History for myeloma
1857, from comb. form of Greek myelos "marrow" + -oma.
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n. pl. my•e•lo•mas
A tumor composed of cells derived from hemopoietic tissues of the bone marrow.
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