Definition of myeloid in English:


Syllabification: my·e·loid
Pronunciation: /ˈmīəˌloid


  • 1Of or relating to bone marrow.
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    • As in our case, the severity of peripheral neutropenia did not correlate with the cellularity of the bone marrow myeloid compartment.
    • A bone marrow biopsy can rule out other chronic myeloid disorders.
    • The bone marrow was markedly hypocellular with leftshifted myeloid maturation.
  • 1.1(Of leukemia) characterized by the proliferation of cells originating in the bone marrow.
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    • Missing are the chapters on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and acute myeloid leukaemia.
    • The disorders are characterised by overactive production of blood cells and can lead to thrombosis, haemorrhage or acute myeloid leukaemia.
    • In clinical trials the white blood cell counts of 88% of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia returned to normal.
  • 2Of or relating to the spinal cord.


mid 19th century: from Greek muelos 'marrow' + -oid.

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