Scirrhi

scirrhus

[skir-uhs, sir-]
noun, plural scirrhi [skir-ahy, sir-ahy] , scirrhuses. Pathology.
a firm, densely collagenous cancer.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Neo-Latin < Latin scirros < Greek skírrhos, variant of skîros hard covering, derivative of skirós hard

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scirrhus (ˈsɪrəs)
 
n , pl -rhi, -rhuses
pathol Also called: scirrhous carcinoma a hard cancerous growth composed of fibrous tissues
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin scirros, from Greek skirros, from skiros hard]
 
scirrhoid
 
adj

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scirrhus scir·rhus (skĭr'əs, sĭr'-)
n. pl. scir·rhus·es or scir·rhi (skĭr'ī, sĭr'ī)
A hard, dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.

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