- connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.
Origin of scar tissue
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called cicatricial tissue.
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Historical Examples of scar tissue
Sand regarded him from under eyelids made almost entirely of scar-tissue.Occasion for Disaster
Gordon Randall Garrett
- Dense, fibrous connective tissue that forms over a healed wound or cut.
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