- resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
- composed of fibers, as a tumor.
Origin of fibroid
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From furuncle, abscess, and sebaceous, fatty and fibroid tumors.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
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These diseases range from neuralgia and "nerves" to (in women) fibroid growths.Married Love
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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
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It may be the result of injury or is associated with pregnancy or a fibroid.
- anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
- 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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- Composed of or resembling fibers or fibrous tissue.
- A fibroma or myoma occurring especially one that occurs in the uterine wall.
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- A benign tumor composed of fibrous or muscle tissue, especially one that develops in the uterus.
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