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scar tissue

connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.
Also called cicatricial tissue.
Origin of scar tissue
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Patches of scar tissue with scales in irregular sizes, shapes and patterns characterized such injuries.

  • The ridges of scar tissue were plain against his tanned skin.

    Key Out of Time Andre Alice Norton
  • Jay twisted his fingers together and ran his thumb, in a new gesture, over the ridge of scar tissue along the knuckles.

    The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The gaps in the muscle tissue that are produced by injuries are filled up by a kind of connective tissue known as scar tissue.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • At any level in the intestinal tract hemorrhage may take place, with the resulting pigmentation and scar tissue formation.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • Ordinary cirrhosis, the scar tissue perfectly plain; the lime-salts deposited in the wasting muscles of the heart.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • At the proximal end there forms a bulbous swelling, which becomes adherent to the scar tissue.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • New connective tissue also grows in these areas, so that in healing cases a marked formation of scar tissue will be found.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
scar tissue in Medicine

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

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