cheloid

[kee-loid]

keloid

or che·loid

[kee-loid]
noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision.

Origin of keloid

1850–55; earlier kel(is) keloid (< Greek kēlís stain, spot) + -oid
Related formske·loi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cheloid

cheloid

noun
  1. pathol a variant spelling of keloid
Derived Formscheloidal, adjective

keloid

cheloid

noun
  1. pathol a hard smooth pinkish raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury, tending to occur more frequently in dark-skinned races
Derived Formskeloidal or cheloidal, adjective

Word Origin for keloid

C19: from Greek khēlē claw
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Word Origin and History for cheloid

keloid

n.

also cheloid, 1854, from French kéloïde, from Greek khele "crab claw, talon, cloven hoof" + -oides (see -oid). Related: Keloidal; cheloidal.

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cheloid in Medicine

keloid

n.
  1. A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or incision.
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