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The term myeloid is an adjective that relates to the granulocyte precursor cell in bone marrow or spinal cord, or a resemblance to the marrow or spinal cord. For example, myeloid leukemia is leukemia that arises from abnormal growth in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow.[1]

This term should not be confused with "myelin", which is an insulating layer covering the axons of many neurons.

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  1. ^ Macpherson, Gordon (2002). Black's Medical Dictionary. London: A & C Black Publishers. ISBN 978-1568331294. 

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