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scar tissue

connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.
Also called cicatricial tissue.
Origin of scar tissue
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The ridges of scar tissue were plain against his tanned skin.

    Key Out of Time Andre Alice Norton
  • Jay twisted his fingers together and ran his thumb, in a new gesture, over the ridge of scar tissue along the knuckles.

    The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The gaps in the muscle tissue that are produced by injuries are filled up by a kind of connective tissue known as scar tissue.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • Ordinary cirrhosis, the scar tissue perfectly plain; the lime-salts deposited in the wasting muscles of the heart.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • New connective tissue also grows in these areas, so that in healing cases a marked formation of scar tissue will be found.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • At any level in the intestinal tract hemorrhage may take place, with the resulting pigmentation and scar tissue formation.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • But instead of scar tissue forming to heal the open spot, clotting had taken place.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
  • My fingers went up and stroked, musingly, the ridge of scar tissue along my mouth.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
scar tissue in Medicine

scar tissue n.
Dense, fibrous connective tissue that forms over a healed wound or cut.

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