fibrosis

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

the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.

Origin of fibrosis

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

Related forms

fi·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 Forms

fibrotic (faɪˈbrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for fibrosis

fibrosis

[ fī-brōsĭs ]

n.

The formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process.

Related forms

fi•brotic (-brŏtĭk) adj.
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