An adjective that relates to the granulocyte precursor cell in bone marrow. example - myeloid leukaemia, which arises from abnormal growth in the blood-forming tissue of the bone marrow.

The term myeloid suggests an origin either in the bone marrow or the spinal cord, or a resemblance to the marrow or spinal cord.

In hematopoiesis, the term "myeloid cell" is used to describe any blood cell that is not a lymphocyte. This terminology is frequently seen when classifying cancers, especially leukemia.

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

Other articles related to "myeloid":

... This receptor is restricted to the surfaces of myeloid lineage cells and the receptor-substrate interaction may function as a myeloid downregulatory signal ... of a related gene suggest that this interaction may control myeloid function in a tissue-specific manner ...
... They give rise to the myeloid (monocytes and macrophages, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, erythrocytes, megakaryocytes/platelets, dendritic ... HSCs constitute 110.000 of cells in myeloid tissue ... classes of stem cells exist, distinguished by their ratio of lymphoid to myeloid progeny (L/M) in blood ...
Myeloid Leukemia
... Myeloid leukemia is a type of leukemia affecting myeloid tissue ... Types include Acute myeloid leukemia Chronic myelogenous leukemia ...