fibroid

[ fahy-broid ]
/ ˈfaɪ brɔɪd /

adjective

resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
composed of fibers, as a tumor.

noun


Nearby words

  1. fibroelastic,
  2. fibroelastosis,
  3. fibroenchondroma,
  4. fibroepithelioma,
  5. fibrofolliculoma,
  6. fibroid adenoma,
  7. fibroid cataract,
  8. fibroid degeneration,
  9. fibroid induration,
  10. fibroidectomy

Origin of fibroid

First recorded in 1850–55; fibr- + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for fibroid

fibroid

/ (ˈfaɪbrɔɪd) /

adjective

anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres

noun

a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation
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Medicine definitions for fibroid

fibroid

[ fībroid′ ]

adj.

Composed of or resembling fibers or fibrous tissue.

n.

A fibroma or myoma occurring especially one that occurs in the uterine wall.
fibroleiomyoma

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Science definitions for fibroid

fibroid

[ fībroid′ ]

A benign tumor composed of fibrous or muscle tissue, especially one that develops in the uterus.
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