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[skir-uh s, sir-] /ˈskɪr əs, ˈsɪr-/
noun, plural scirrhi
[skir-ahy, sir-ahy] /ˈskɪr aɪ, ˈsɪr aɪ/ (Show IPA),
scirrhuses. Pathology.
a firm, densely collagenous cancer.
Origin of scirrhus
1595-1605; < New Latin < Latin scirros < Greek skírrhos, variant of skîros hard covering, derivative of skirós hard Unabridged
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noun (pl) -rhi (-raɪ), -rhuses
(pathol) a hard cancerous growth composed of fibrous tissues Also called scirrhous carcinoma
Derived Forms
scirrhoid (ˈsɪrɔɪd) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Latin scirros, from Greek skirros, from skiros hard
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scirrhus in Medicine

scirrhus scir·rhus (skĭr'əs, sĭr'-)
n. pl. scir·rhus·es or scir·rhi (skĭr'ī, sĭr'ī)
A hard, dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.

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