[ mahy-uh-loh-muh ]
/ ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə /

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.



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Origin of myeloma

First recorded in 1855–60; myel- + -oma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for myeloma

  • In many respects the X-ray appearances resemble those of myeloma.

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  • The myeloma is also to be diagnosed from chondroma, from sarcoma, and from osteomyelitis fibrosa cystica.

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  • New growths include the fibroma, the myxoma, the myeloma or giant-celled tumour, and various forms of sarcoma.

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  • The majority would appear to be the result of changes in a sarcoma, endothelioma, or myeloma.

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British Dictionary definitions for myeloma

/ (ˌmaɪɪˈləʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

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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Medical definitions for myeloma

[ mī′ə-lōmə ]

n. pl. my•e•lo•mas

A tumor composed of cells derived from hemopoietic tissues of the bone marrow.
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