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cirrhosis

cirrhosis

noun cir·rho·sis \sə-ˈrō-səs\

medical : a serious disease of the liver that can be caused by drinking too much alcohol

plural cir·rho·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of CIRRHOSIS

:  widespread disruption of normal liver structure by fibrosis and the formation of regenerative nodules that is caused by any of various chronic progressive conditions affecting the liver (as long-term alcohol abuse or hepatitis)
cir·rhot·ic \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of CIRRHOSIS

New Latin, from Greek kirrhos orange-colored; akin to Old English hār gray — more at hoar
First Known Use: circa 1847

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cirrhosis

noun cir·rho·sis \sə-ˈrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cir·rho·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CIRRHOSIS

:  widespread disruption of normal liver structure by fibrosis and the formation of regenerative nodules that is caused by any of various chronic progressive conditions affecting the liver (as long-term alcohol abuse or hepatitis)—see biliary cirrhosis

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