fibroid

[fahy-broid]

adjective

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

noun


Origin of fibroid

First recorded in 1850–55; fibr- + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for fibroid

fibroid

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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