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scirrhous

[ skir-uhs, sir- ]
/ ˈskɪr əs, ˈsɪr- /
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adjective Pathology.
of a hard, fibrous consistency.
of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus.
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Origin of scirrhous

First recorded in 1555–65; scirrh(us) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM scirrhous

scir·rhos·i·ty [ski-ros-i-tee], /skɪˈrɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scirrhous

scirrhous
/ (ˈsɪrəs) /

adjective
pathol of or resembling a scirrhus; hard

Derived forms of scirrhous

scirrhosity (sɪˈrɒsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for scirrhous

scirrhous
[ skĭrəs, sĭr- ]

adj.
Hardened; indurated.
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