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fibrosis

[fahy-broh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.
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Origin of fibrosis

First recorded in 1870–75; fibr- + -osis
Related formsfi·brot·ic [fahy-brot-ik] /faɪˈbrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fibrosis

Historical Examples

  • Intimal fibrosis is common, together with hypertrophy and fibrosis of the middle coat.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • And now with continued degeneration of the medial muscle in those muscular arteries, fibrosis of the media may also show itself.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield


British Dictionary definitions for fibrosis

fibrosis

noun
  1. the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing
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Derived Formsfibrotic (faɪˈbrɒtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for fibrosis

n.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

fibrosis in Medicine

fibrosis

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