- the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.
Origin of fibrosis
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Examples from the Web for fibrosis
Intimal fibrosis is common, together with hypertrophy and fibrosis of the middle coat.
And now with continued degeneration of the medial muscle in those muscular arteries, fibrosis of the media may also show itself.
- the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing
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Word Origin and History for fibrosis
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- The formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process.
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