Definition of myelosuppression in English:

myelosuppression

noun

Medicine
  • Inhibition of the normal activity of the bone marrow (reduced haematopoiesis), usually as a result of cytotoxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Annals of Internal Medicine. From myelo- + suppression.

Pronunciation

myelosuppression

/ˌmʌɪələ(ʊ)səˈprɛʃn/