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monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significancenoun [U]

uk   /mɒn.əˌkləʊ.nəl ɡæmˌɒp.ə.θi əv ʌn.nəʊn sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/  us   /ˌmɑː.nəˈkloʊ.nəl ɡæmˈɑː.pə.θi əv ˈʌnˌnoʊn sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.kəns/ (abbreviation MGUS, benign monoclonal gammopathy, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) specialized
a condition in which the body produces high levels of an abnormal protein found in the blood, called paraprotein. The condition does not usually cause any symptoms but in a few cases may lead to the development of multiple myeloma (= cancer in the plasma cells in bone marrow).
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