noun Pathology.

the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.

Origin of fibrosis

First recorded in 1870–75; fibr- + -osis
Related formsfi·brot·ic [fahy-brot-ik] /faɪˈbrɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

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

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fibrosis in Medicine




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