scirrhosity

scirrhous

[skir-uhs, sir-]
adjective Pathology.
1.
of a hard, fibrous consistency.
2.
of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus.

Origin:
1555–65; scirrh(us) + -ous

scirrhosity [ski-ros-i-tee] , noun
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scirrhous (ˈsɪrəs)
 
adj
pathol of or resembling a scirrhus; hard
 
scirrhosity
 
n

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scirrhous
1563, from Fr. scirrheux (16c., Mod.Fr. squirreux), from Mod.L. scirrhosus, from L. scirros "a hard swelling, tumor," from Gk. skirrhos "hard tumor," from skiros (adj.) "hard," of unknown origin.
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scirrhous scir·rhous (skĭr'əs, sĭr'-)
adj.
Hardened; indurated.

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