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scar tissue

noun
1.
connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.
Also called cicatricial tissue.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples from the web for scar tissue
  • The ligament itself also seems to have some scar tissue for some odd reason.
  • Older males' chests are covered in thick carpets of scar tissue from countless tussles.
  • Covered in scar tissue, the enlarged organ is nearly twice the normal size.
  • After each mating about five to ten in a lifetime the wounds heal and leave scar tissue.
  • As a wound heals, the scar tissue becomes less gelatinous and more fibrous.
  • With so much scar tissue around, the confidence shown in the prospects for e-government may seem surprising.
  • Although the scar tissue is still livid in places, there is a tangible sense of renewed confidence.
  • Bruised or cut mammalian tissue reacts by producing scar tissue: tough, fibrous cells that quickly seal off an open wound.
  • Many of these tendon injuries become chronic, and involve microscopic tearing of the tendon and formation of scar tissue.
  • Removing scar tissue with drugs, laying down scaffolds and inserting cells have all been tried with varying degrees of success.
scar tissue in Medicine

scar tissue n.
Dense, fibrous connective tissue that forms over a healed wound or cut.

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