scar tissue


noun

connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.

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Also called cicatricial tissue.

Origin of scar tissue

First recorded in 1870–75

Words nearby scar tissue

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Example sentences from the Web for scar tissue

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

    Occasion for Disaster|Gordon Randall Garrett

Medical definitions for scar tissue

scar tissue

n.

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