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scirrhus

[ skir-uhs, sir- ]
/ ˈskɪr əs, ˈsɪr- /
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noun, plural scir·rhi [skir-ahy, sir-ahy], /ˈskɪr aɪ, ˈsɪr aɪ/, scir·rhus·es.Pathology.

a firm, densely collagenous cancer.

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Origin of scirrhus

1595–1605; <New Latin <Latin scirros<Greek skírrhos, variant of skîros hard covering, derivative of skirós hard
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British Dictionary definitions for scirrhus

scirrhus
/ (ˈsɪrəs) /

noun plural -rhi (-raɪ) or -rhuses

pathol a hard cancerous growth composed of fibrous tissuesAlso called: scirrhous carcinoma

Derived forms of scirrhus

scirrhoid (ˈsɪrɔɪd), adjective

Word Origin for scirrhus

C17: from New Latin, from Latin scirros, from Greek skirros, from skiros hard
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Medical definitions for scirrhus

scirrhus
[ skĭrəs, sĭr- ]

n. pl. scir•rhus•es

A hard, dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.
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