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fibroid

[fahy-broid]
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adjective
  1. resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
  2. composed of fibers, as a tumor.
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noun
  1. fibroma.
  2. leiomyoma.
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Origin of fibroid

First recorded in 1850–55; fibr- + -oid
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Related Words for fibroid

hairy, coarse, muscular, sinewy, wiry, woody, pulpy, threadlike, fibroid, ropy, stalky

Examples from the Web for fibroid

Historical Examples of fibroid

  • From furuncle, abscess, and sebaceous, fatty and fibroid tumors.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • These diseases range from neuralgia and "nerves" to (in women) fibroid growths.

    Married Love

    Marie Carmichael Stopes

  • There are two varieties of these—the gelatinoid or soft, and the fibroid or firm.

  • Women with fibroid tumors are particularly likely to suffer from it.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh

  • It may be the result of injury or is associated with pregnancy or a fibroid.


British Dictionary definitions for fibroid

fibroid

adjective
  1. anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
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noun
  1. 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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fibroid in Medicine

fibroid

(fībroid′)
adj.
  1. Composed of or resembling fibers or fibrous tissue.
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n.
  1. A fibroma or myoma occurring especially one that occurs in the uterine wall.
  2. fibroleiomyoma
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fibroid in Science

fibroid

[fībroid′]
  1. A benign tumor composed of fibrous or muscle tissue, especially one that develops in the uterus.
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