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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
n.

1560s, from Middle French scirrheux (16c., Modern French squirreux), from Modern Latin scirrhosus, from Latin scirros "a hard swelling, tumor," from Greek 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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