Definition of myeloma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīəˈlōmə/

noun (plural myelomas or myelomata /-mətə/)

A malignant tumor of the bone marrow.
Example sentences
  • Multiple myeloma is a hematological malignant neoplasm of the bone marrow.
  • Broadly speaking, cancer is classified into five major groups - carcinomas, sarcomas, leukaemias, lymphomas and myelomas.
  • Osteoporosis, metastases, myeloma, and aggressive vertebral haemangioma can all cause vertebral body collapse and spinal pain.


Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek muelos 'marrow' + -oma.

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Syllabification: my·e·lo·ma

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