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

Examples of fibroid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In 2010, after having surgery to remove uterine fibroid tumors, a reaction to a blood thinner actually caused her blood to clot. Amy Sinatra Ayres, USA TODAY, "Breast cancer survivor says fitness was key to her recovery," 9 Dec. 2019 There had been no discussion of the services that black women needed most, such as fibroid-tumor screenings, mammograms, and pre- and postnatal care. Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker, "Fighting for Abortion Access in the South," 7 Oct. 2019 Surgeons are also doing fewer hysterectomies, reflecting a growing view that the uterus does not outlive its usefulness once childbearing is done and that there are less drastic ways to address common issues such as fibroid tumors. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "Are All Our Organs Vital?," 1 Mar. 2019 After the procedure, O’Reilly experienced multiple medical problems — endometriosis, fibroid breast tumors requiring biopsies, painful menstrual cycles. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Paying women to donate their eggs for research is still a terrible idea," 23 Aug. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The two that could be more complicated to treat, and potentially fatal, are endometrial cancer and fibroids that have become cancerous. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Bleeding After Menopause Isn’t Normal, and You Should Get It Checked Out Immediately," 21 Nov. 2019 Many black women have reproductive issues like uterine fibroids, which are benign growths in the uterus that can cause shockingly heavy, painful periods. Erika Stallings, SELF, "Why Are Uterine Cancer Rates Rising So Drastically in Black Women?," 6 Nov. 2019 Burruss was worried about carrying her own after a high-risk pregnancy with Ace and her history with fibroids, which are noncancerous growths in the uterus. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss Welcomes a Baby Girl via Surrogate," 23 Nov. 2019 The ultrasound revealed several fibroids in my uterus—muscly, benign tumors leaning on sensitive nerves. Kirsten Slyter, Bon Appétit, "Learning to Eat for My Endometriosis When Answers Are Scarce," 11 Nov. 2019 Those include people who have uterine issues, like large fibroids, that might affect the IUD’s placement. Korin Miller, SELF, "13 Things You Absolutely Should Know Before Getting the Paragard Copper IUD," 8 Nov. 2019 Daly was also by Moore’s side in the delivery room, where doctors had to cut her horizontally and vertically to avoid fibroids that could’ve potentially caused her to bleed out. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "RHOA Star Kenya Moore and Husband Marc Daly Split After 2 Years of Marriage," 19 Sep. 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

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First Known Use of fibroid

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1852, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Fibroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibroid. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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