[ fahy-broh-sis ]
/ faɪˈbroʊ sɪs /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for fibrotic


/ (faɪˈbrəʊsɪs) /


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 fibrotic


[ fī-brōsĭs ]


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

Related forms

fi•brotic (-brŏtĭk) adj.
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