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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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  • Sand regarded him from under eyelids made almost entirely of scar-tissue.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
scar-tissue in Medicine

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

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