fibrocystic

[fahy-broh-sis-tik]
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adjective

showing or having the increased fibrosis associated with dilated glandular structure, as in the breast nodules of fibrocystic disease.

Nearby words

  1. fibrocellular,
  2. fibrocement,
  3. fibrochondritis,
  4. fibrochondroma,
  5. fibrocyst,
  6. fibrocystic disease,
  7. fibrocystic disease of breast,
  8. fibrocystic disease of pancreas,
  9. fibrocystoma,
  10. fibrodysplasia

Origin of fibrocystic

First recorded in 1850–55; fibro- + cystic

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Medicine definitions for fibrocystic

fibrocystic

[fī′brō-sĭstĭk]

adj.

Characterized by increased fibrosis and cystic spaces, especially in glandular tissue.

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