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scirrhous

[skir-uh s, sir-] /ˈskɪr əs, ˈsɪr-/
adjective, Pathology
1.
of a hard, fibrous consistency.
2.
of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; scirrh(us) + -ous
Related forms
scirrhosity
[ski-ros-i-tee] /skɪˈrɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scirrhous

scirrhous

/ˈsɪrəs/
adjective
1.
(pathol) of or resembling a scirrhus; hard
Derived Forms
scirrhosity (sɪˈrɒsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for scirrhous
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 in Medicine

scirrhous scir·rhous (skĭr'əs, sĭr'-)
adj.
Hardened; indurated.

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