fi·​broid | \ ˈfī-brȯid How to pronounce fibroid (audio) , ˈfi- \

Definition of fibroid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling, forming, or consisting of fibrous tissue a fibroid tumor



Definition of fibroid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a benign tumor that consists of fibrous and muscular tissue and occurs especially in the uterine wall

Examples of fibroid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But a friend suggested something else: uterine fibroid embolization. al, 21 June 2022 Beauvais shared that the doctors made a shocking discovery caused by her fibroid removal that by being caught quickly, saved her life. Aley Arion, Essence, 31 Mar. 2022 Black women are also more likely to have higher fibroid growth than other racial groups. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 21 Mar. 2022 Meaning, the type of fibroid present dictates how a patient might feel. Julie Poole, Bon Appétit, 12 Jan. 2022 All the products offer some comfort, from the delicate designs of the Pretty Panty to the CBD bath bombs and fibroid teas meant to offer relief. Essence, 30 Nov. 2021 Among patients having uterine fibroid embolization, studies show a 13% rate of a repeat procedure after year and 32% at five years, according to Cleveland Clinic. Sarah Bradley,, 14 Oct. 2021 The actress revealed that she was prescribed the painkiller to alleviate complications associated with her fibroid cysts. Essence, 15 Oct. 2021 The study goes on to suggest that when the levels of those two hormones are elevated, an increase in fibroid growth can often be observed. Sarah Bradley,, 14 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ashworth had discovered a fibroid in her uterus, which a recent study suggested could be linked to PFAS exposure, although Chemours says that the types of PFAS examined in the study are not among those associated with its plant. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, 31 Mar. 2022 What was to be a 30-minute procedure to remove the fibroid that was believed to be the culprit of my woes at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago turned into a seven-hour deep-excision surgery to remove as much endometriosis as possible. Essence, 14 Mar. 2019 The gynecologist performed an ultrasound and diagnosed Catton with a uterine fibroid, a noncancerous mass that grows in uterus, often during childbearing years. Washington Post, 9 Feb. 2022 Radiofrequency ablation, or use of high frequency sound waves to break up the fibroid from outside your body. Sarah Bradley,, 14 Oct. 2021 But before that could happen, Ms. Chettiar would need surgery for a uterine fibroid and months of recovery time afterward. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2021 Not all people with fibroids have symptoms, and the size and shape of the fibroid can vary greatly, ranging from tiny growths that are undetectable to the human eye to large masses that can distort the uterus’ shape. Mary Retta, Allure, 16 Sep. 2020 Symptomatic fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, pain and pressure in the abdomen. Katherine Hobson, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2020 Burruss was worried about carrying her own after a high-risk pregnancy with Ace and her history with fibroids, noncancerous growths in the uterus. Dave Quinn,, 3 Nov. 2019 See More

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1852, in the meaning defined above


circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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fi·​broid | \ ˈfīb-rȯid How to pronounce fibroid (audio) , ˈfib- How to pronounce fibroid (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibroid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling, forming, or consisting of fibrous tissue



Medical Definition of fibroid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a benign tumor especially of the uterine wall that consists of fibrous and muscular tissue

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