scar tissue

noun
connective tissue that has contracted and become dense and fibrous.
Also called cicatricial tissue.


Origin:
1870–75

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

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Example sentences
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.
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