keloid


ke·loid

noun \ˈkē-ˌlid\

Definition of KELOID

:  a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue
keloid adjective
ke·loi·dal \kē-ˈli-dəl\ adjective

Origin of KELOID

French kéloïde, from Greek chēlē claw
First Known Use: 1854

ke·loid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KELOID

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

Variants of KELOID

ke·loid also che·loid \ˈkē-ˌlid\

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