cirrhosis

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noun cir·rho·sis \sə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of cirrhosis

plural

cirrhoses

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  1. :  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)

cirrhotic

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Origin and Etymology of cirrhosis

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


First Known Use: circa 1847


CIRRHOSIS Defined for English Language Learners

cirrhosis

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noun cir·rho·sis \sə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of cirrhosis for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

cirrhosis

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noun cir·rho·sis \sə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of cirrhosis

plural

cirrhoses

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  1. :  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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