fibroid

[fahy-broid]
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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

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British Dictionary definitions for fibroid

fibroid

adjective
  1. anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
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.
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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