cirrhosis

noun
cir·rho·sis | \ sə-ˈrō-səs \
plural cirrhoses\-ˌsēz \

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 (such as long-term alcohol abuse or hepatitis)

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cirrhotic \-ˈrä-tik \ adjective or noun

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After some tests, she was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "California man offers truck, kidney to anyone who can help save dying wife," 10 May 2018 The post is a video of Haynes dancing with his mother Dana Mitchell, who died that day due to advanced cirrhosis of the liver. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Colton Haynes Shuts Down Rumors That Husband Jeff Leatham Cheated: 'He's an Amazing Man'," 5 May 2018 Coats and his identical twin, Devin, of Slidell, Louisiana, were both diagnosed with a severe form of liver cirrhosis in March 2017. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Liver transplant saves one teen, but identical twin dies," 23 Mar. 2018 If untreated, fatty liver disease can cause cirrhosis — scarring of the liver tissue — which can eventually lead to liver cancer or end-stage liver failure. Ronald Concha-parra, Philly.com, "Q&A: Am I at risk for fatty liver disease?," 23 June 2018 Several weeks later, on June 5, he was transferred to Wellstar Hospital in Austell with acute cirrhosis of the liver. Meris Lutz, ajc, "Cobb on hook for Wellstar legal fees in wrongful death suit," 11 June 2018 Hanneman — who wrote several of the band’s most important songs — was a rock ’n’ roll casualty, claimed by liver failure from cirrhosis. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "One more storm of blood from Slayer, on the metals band’s final tour," 13 June 2018 Months before news of Haynes’ divorce filing, his mother Dana Mitchell died on March 23 due to advanced cirrhosis of the liver. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham’s Whirlwind 6-Month Marriage and Divorce," 9 May 2018 Other conditions to be cautious about are autoimmune diseases like lupus, migraines with aura, and cirrhosis of the liver. Tori Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "How Worried Should You Really Be About the Serious Health Risks Linked with Birth Control?," 11 July 2016

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First Known Use of cirrhosis

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cirrhosis

New Latin, from Greek kirrhos orange-colored; akin to Old English hār gray — more at hoar

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The first known use of cirrhosis was circa 1847

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cirrhosis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cirrhosis

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

cirrhosis

noun
cir·rho·sis | \ sə-ˈrō-səs \
plural cirrhoses\-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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