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scar tissue

  1. connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.
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Origin of scar tissue

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called cicatricial tissue.
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Examples from the Web for scar tissue

Historical Examples

  • Sand regarded him from under eyelids made almost entirely of scar-tissue.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett

scar tissue in Medicine

scar tissue

  1. Dense, fibrous connective tissue that forms over a healed wound or cut.
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