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fibrosis

[fahy-broh-sis] /faɪˈbroʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; fibr- + -osis
Related forms
fibrotic
[fahy-brot-ik] /faɪˈbrɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fibroses

fibrosis

/faɪˈbrəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing
Derived Forms
fibrotic (faɪˈbrɒtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for fibroses

fibrosis

n.

1873, a Modern Latin hybrid, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek suffix -osis.

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fibroses in Medicine

fibrosis fi·bro·sis (fī-brō'sĭs)
n.
The formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process.


fi·brot'ic (-brŏt'ĭk) adj.
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