fibroid

adjective
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

fibroid

noun

Definition of fibroid (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The baby's soft skull was wedged between two huge fibroid tumors growing alongside him. Redbook, "The Shadow Side of Motherhood," 30 May 2017 Others assume their fibroid symptoms are being caused by something else. Korin Miller, SELF, "FKA Twigs Reveals She Had Fibroid Tumors Removed From Her Uterus: ‘It Was Like Being 6 Months Pregnant’," 9 May 2018 What kinds of infertility can IFV treat?: Fallopian tube damage or blockage, infrequent ovulation, endometriosis, fibroid tumors, genetic disorders and other conditions. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "The in vitro fertilization process and what's at risk. Your questions answered," 10 Mar. 2018 Vanessa Jacoby, an associate professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at University of California, San Francisco, conducts research in new fibroid treatments. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Treatment for Fibroids Without Surgery," 23 Oct. 2017 While a hysterectomy is the most common way to treat fibroid tumors, women who still want to have children can have a myomectomy. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Treatment for Fibroids Without Surgery," 23 Oct. 2017 Several studies have found that the controversy has reduced the rate of minimally invasive hysterectomies and fibroid removals. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Surgical device that spread cancer is revamped, but safety is questioned," 13 Aug. 2017 In November 2014, the F.D.A. went further, recommending that power morcellators not be used in the vast majority of women having fibroid surgery. Denise Grady, New York Times, "Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44," 24 May 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

She was diagnosed with a blood cancer and multiple uterine fibroids that couldn’t be treated due to her weight. Washington Post, "Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic," 22 July 2019 Recent studies have linked the ingredients in relaxers, which chemically straighten hair, to uterine fibroids, cancer, and other illnesses. NBC News, "California now first state to ban racial discrimination against natural hair," 3 July 2019 Recent studies have linked the ingredients in relaxers, which chemically straighten hair, to uterine fibroids, cancer, and other illnesses. NBC News, "California now first state to ban racial discrimination against natural hair," 3 July 2019 Neurocrine has several experimental programs in the works, including potential treatments for Parkinson’s disease and uterine fibroids. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "4 San Diego companies that grew billions (and billions) while you weren’t looking," 8 July 2019 Recent studies have linked the ingredients in relaxers, which chemically straighten hair, to uterine fibroids, cancer, and other illnesses. NBC News, "California now first state to ban racial discrimination against natural hair," 3 July 2019 Recent studies have linked the ingredients in relaxers, which chemically straighten hair, to uterine fibroids, cancer, and other illnesses. NBC News, "California to become first state to ban discrimination against natural hair," 28 June 2019 Secondary dysmenorrhea can be caused by uterine fibroids, cysts, or polyps. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Having Cramps After Your Period Isn't 'Normal'," 25 June 2019 Then there are fibroids, benign (non-cancerous) tumors can grow in and on the uterus, sometimes leading to extremely heavy menstrual bleeding, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s When to See a Doctor About Period Clots," 1 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of fibroid

Adjective

1852, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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fibroid

adjective
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

fibroid

noun

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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