[ fahy-broh-sis ]
/ faɪˈbroʊ sɪs /
the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.
Related formsfi·brot·ic [fahy-brot-ik] /faɪˈbrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fibrosis
And now with continued degeneration of the medial muscle in those muscular arteries, fibrosis of the media may also show itself.
Intimal fibrosis is common, together with hypertrophy and fibrosis of the middle coat.
British Dictionary definitions for fibrosis
/ (faɪˈbrəʊsɪs) /
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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Medicine definitions for fibrosis
[ fī-brō′sĭs ]
The formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process.
Related formsfi•brot′ic (-brŏt′ĭk) adj.
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