Definitions for multiple myeloma
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a malignant plasma cell tumor of the bone marrow that destroys bone tissue.
Origin of multiple myeloma:
myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
A cancer of the white blood cells.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A malignancy of mature PLASMA CELLS engaging in monoclonal immunoglobulin production. It is characterized by hyperglobulinemia, excess Bence-Jones proteins (free monoclonal IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAINS) in the urine, skeletal destruction, bone pain, and fractures. Other features include ANEMIA; HYPERCALCEMIA; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.
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