myelomatosis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

myelomat- (stem of myeloma) +‎ -osis

Noun[edit]

myelomatosis (plural myelomatoses)

  1. (pathology) multiple myeloma
    • 1903, “A Case of Multiple Myeloma (Myelomatosis) with Bence-Jones Proteid in the Urine”, Medico-Chirugical Transactions, number 83, page 395-470: 
      If the tumour be termed myeloma the whole process may, for this reason, justly be termed "myelomatosis."
    • 1904[1], Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology, volume 9, number 2: 
      At the necropsy the bone marrow of all the bones examined was found to be more or less affected by a diffuse sarcoma-like growth of rounded or polyhedral mononuclear cells- a form of "multiple myeloma" or "myelomatosis".