Glossary Term:

Title

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

Phonetic

<b>wal-</b>den-strom <b>mack</b>-row-<b>glob</b>-yuh-lin-<b>EE</b>-mee-uh

Description

also called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. A type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that makes large amounts of an abnormal protein (called a macroglobulin). The lymphoma cells grow mainly in the bone marrow and crowd out normal blood cells. See also bone marrow, macroglobulinemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.