fibrosis

[fahy-broh-sis]
noun Pathology.
the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.

Origin:
1870–75; fibr- + -osis

fibrotic [fahy-brot-ik] , adjective
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fibrosis (faɪˈbrəʊsɪs)
 
n
the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing
 
fibrotic
 
adj

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fibrosis
1873, a Mod.L. hybrid, from fiber with Gk. suffix -osis.
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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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Cystic fibrosis pulmonary guidelines: pulmonary complications: hemoptysis and pneumothorax.
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