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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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Examples for fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis pulmonary guidelines: pulmonary complications: hemoptysis and pneumothorax.
  • Newborns are now often screened for cystic fibrosis with the idea that they can be treated early to help avoid complications.
  • Serious side effects include pulmonary fibrosis, severe skin rash, and skin reactions at the infusion site.
British Dictionary definitions for fibrosis

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 fibrosis
fibrosis
1873, a Mod.L. hybrid, from fiber with Gk. suffix -osis.
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fibrosis 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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