scar tissue


connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.

Origin of scar tissue

First recorded in 1870–75
Also called cicatricial tissue. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scar tissue

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

    Occasion for Disaster|Gordon Randall Garrett

Medicine definitions for scar tissue

scar tissue


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