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keloid

or che·loid

[ kee-loid ]
/ ˈki lɔɪd /
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noun Pathology.

an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision.

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Origin of keloid

1850–55; earlier kel(is) keloid (<Greek kēlís stain, spot) + -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM keloid

ke·loi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for keloid

keloid

cheloid

/ (ˈkiːlɔɪd) /

noun

pathol a hard smooth pinkish raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury, tending to occur more frequently in dark-skinned races

Derived forms of keloid

keloidal or cheloidal, adjective

Word Origin for keloid

C19: from Greek khēlē claw
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Medical definitions for keloid

keloid

n.

A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or incision.
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