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fibroid

[fahy-broid] /ˈfaɪ brɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
2.
composed of fibers, as a tumor.
noun
3.
4.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; fibr- + -oid
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Examples from the web for fibroid
  • The medical term for a fibroid is a leiomyoma or myoma.
  • Adequate description of uterine or fibroid size, fibroid location, and fibroid number.
British Dictionary definitions for fibroid

fibroid

/ˈfaɪbrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
noun
2.
a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation
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fibroid in Medicine

fibroid fi·broid (fī'broid')
adj.
Composed of or resembling fibers or fibrous tissue. n.

  1. A fibroma or myoma occurring especially on that occurs in the uterine wall.

  2. See fibroleiomyoma.

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fibroid in Science
fibroid
  (fī'broid')   
A benign tumor composed of fibrous or muscle tissue, especially one that develops in the uterus.
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