A disorder in which the bone marrow is replaced by fibrous tissue.

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  • Myelofibrosis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 C94.5, D47.1 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • myelofibrosis — n. (Med.) Fibrosis of the bone marrow. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Myelofibrosis — Fibrosis (spontaneous scarring) of the bone marrow. This can be associated with a variety of diseases, primarily myeloproliferative (pre leukemic) disorders. Sometimes used interchangeably with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia. Myelofibrosis is… …   Medical dictionary

  • myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia — myelofibrosis associated with extramedullary hematopoiesis; generally restricted to agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (with which it is often used synonymously) and myeloid metaplasia secondary to polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia …   Medical dictionary

  • myelofibrosis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1947 an anemic condition in which bone marrow becomes fibrotic and the liver and spleen usually exhibit a development of blood cell precursors • myelofibrotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • myelofibrosis — /muy euh loh fuy broh sis/, n. Pathol. the replacement of bone marrow by fibrous tissue, characteristic of leukemia and certain other diseases. [1945 50; MYELO + FIBROSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • myelofibrosis — noun A myeloproliferative disorder of the bone marrow, in which the marrow undergoes fibrosis …   Wiktionary

  • myelofibrosis — my·elo·fibrosis …   English syllables

  • myelofibrosis — n. a chronic but progressive disease characterized by fibrosis of the bone marrow, which leads to anaemia and the presence of immature red and white blood cells in the circulation. Other features include enlargement of the spleen and the presence …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myelofibrosis — my•e•lo•fi•bro•sis [[t]ˌmaɪ ə loʊ faɪˈbroʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat the replacement of bone marrow by fibrous tissue, characteristic of leukemia and certain other diseases • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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