Definition of myeloma in English:


Line breaks: mye|loma
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪəˈləʊmə

noun (plural myelomas or myelomata /-mətə/)

  • A malignant tumour of the bone marrow.
    More 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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