Medical Dictionary


noun cir·rho·sis \sə-ˈrō-səs\
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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