Definition of myeloma in English:

myeloma

noun

Medicine
  • A malignant tumour of the bone marrow.

    • ‘Broadly speaking, cancer is classified into five major groups - carcinomas, sarcomas, leukaemias, lymphomas and myelomas.’
    • ‘Multiple myeloma is a hematological malignant neoplasm of the bone marrow.’
    • ‘Osteoporosis, metastases, myeloma, and aggressive vertebral haemangioma can all cause vertebral body collapse and spinal pain.’
    • ‘The workers were found to have increased risk for leukemia and multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow).’
    • ‘Multiple myeloma and acute monocytic leukemia are completely different clinical and pathologic entities.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

myeloma

/ˌmʌɪəˈləʊmə/