autologous bone marrow

Pronunciation: (aw-TAH-luh-gus bone MAYR-oh)

In transplantation, refers to a person's own bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most large bones that produces white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-08-24 Date last modified: 2007-03-23