Pronunciation: mi'e-lof'thi-sis, mi'e-lo-ti'sis, -te'sis
- Wasting or atrophy of the spinal cord as in tabes dorsalis.
- Replacement of hematopoietic tissue in the bone marrow by abnormal tissue, usually fibrous tissue or malignant tumors that are most commonly metastatic carcinomas.
[myelo- + G. phthisis, a wasting away]
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