[skir-uh s, sir-]
noun, plural scir·rhi [skir-ahy, sir-ahy] /ˈskɪr aɪ, ˈsɪr aɪ/, scir·rhus·es. Pathology.
- a firm, densely collagenous cancer.
Origin of scirrhus
1595–1605; < New Latin < Latin scirros < Greek skírrhos, variant of skîros hard covering, derivative of skirós hard
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Examples from the Web for scirrhus
Historical Examples of scirrhus
Another termination of scirrhus is in cancer, as described below.
Should I register in my journal in the beginning of a scirrhus?
The extirpation of the ovarian cyst in scirrhus, combined with dropsy, or in simple dropsy.
The consistence of cylindrical epithelioma may, however, be firm like that of scirrhus.
He erroneously supposed that scirrhus of the stomach was only hypertrophy of the gastric walls.
British Dictionary definitions for scirrhus
noun plural -rhi (-raɪ) or -rhusesDerived Formsscirrhoid (ˈsɪrɔɪd), adjective
- pathol a hard cancerous growth composed of fibrous tissuesAlso called: scirrhous carcinoma
Word Origin for scirrhus
C17: from New Latin, from Latin scirros, from Greek skirros, from skiros hard
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- A hard, dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.
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