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keloid

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noun ke·loid \ˈkē-ˌlȯid\

Definition of keloid

  1. :  a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue

keloid adjective
ke·loi·dal play \kē-ˈlȯi-dəl\ adjective


Origin of keloid

French kéloïde, from Greek chēlē claw


First Known Use: 1854


Medical Dictionary

keloid

noun ke·loid

Medical Definition of keloid

  1. :  a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue and occurring especially after burns or radiation injury

  2. keloid adjective



Variants of keloid

also che·loid \ˈkē-ˌlȯid\play

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