fibrosis

[ fahy-broh-sis ]
/ faɪˈbroʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.

Nearby words

  1. fibroplasia,
  2. fibroreticulate,
  3. fibrosarcoma,
  4. fibroserous,
  5. fibrosing adenosis,
  6. fibrositic headache,
  7. fibrositis,
  8. fibrothorax,
  9. fibrotic,
  10. fibrous

Origin of fibrosis

First recorded in 1870–75; fibr- + -osis

Related formsfi·brot·ic [fahy-brot-ik] /faɪˈbrɒt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for fibrosis

fibrosis

/ (faɪˈbrəʊsɪs) /

noun

the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing
Derived Formsfibrotic (faɪˈbrɒtɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for fibrosis

fibrosis

n.

1873, a Modern Latin hybrid, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek suffix -osis.

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Medicine definitions for fibrosis

fibrosis

[ fī-brōsĭs ]

n.

The formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process.
Related formsfi•brotic (-brŏtĭk) adj.


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