fibrocystic

adjective
fi·​bro·​cys·​tic | \ ˌfī-brə-ˈsi-stik How to pronounce fibrocystic (audio) , ˌfi- \

Definition of fibrocystic

: characterized by the presence or development of fibrous tissue and cysts

Examples of fibrocystic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hormonal fluctuations can also lead to fibrocystic breast changes (the development of non-cancerous lumps in your boobs) around your period, which can contribute to tenderness, according to the Mayo Clinic. Rozalynn S. Frazier, SELF, 29 July 2022 Hyperestrogenism can lead to a host of gynecological conditions, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, menstrual irregularities and forms of cancer. Tyler Jett, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of fibrocystic

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fibrocystic was in 1854

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13 Aug 2022

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“Fibrocystic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrocystic. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for fibrocystic

fibrocystic

adjective
fi·​bro·​cys·​tic | \ ˌfīb-rə-ˈsis-tik How to pronounce fibrocystic (audio) , ˌfib- How to pronounce fibrocystic (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibrocystic

: characterized by the presence or development of fibrous tissue and cysts fibrocystic changes in the pancreasLancet

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