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[mahy-uh-loh-muh] /ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə/

noun, plural myelomas, myelomata
[mahy-uh-loh-muh-tuh] /ˌmaɪ əˈloʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a tumor of plasma cells, arising in bone marrow, and often occurring at multiple sites, as in the vertebrae and flat skull bones.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
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.

myeloma my·e·lo·ma (mī’ə-lō’mə)
n. pl. my·e·lo·mas or my·e·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor composed of cells derived from hemopoietic tissues of the bone marrow.


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