fibrosis

noun
fi·​bro·​sis | \ fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce fibrosis (audio) \

Definition of fibrosis

: a condition marked by increase of interstitial fibrous tissue

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Other Words from fibrosis

fibrotic \ fī-​ˈbrä-​tik How to pronounce fibrosis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fibrosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His death was confirmed by his son Enrique Bolaños Abaunza, who said his father had been treated for emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. New York Times, 20 June 2021 The researchers also found that giraffes have mutations in five genes related to fibrosis. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 May 2021 Then there are those like Lloyd who developed end-stage pulmonary fibrosis, which doctors refer to more graphically as honeycombing of the lungs. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2021 Genetic variations at some of those locations are also implicated in the development of lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and certain autoimmune diseases. BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2021 Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develop respiratory failure as their blood doesn’t receive adequate oxygen. Aayushi Pratap, Forbes, 22 June 2021 The company had initially found 20 new target sites to treat fibrosis. Aayushi Pratap, Forbes, 22 June 2021 And in March 2021, another research group reported giraffe-specific variants in genes involved in fibrosis. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 May 2021 While conditions like pulmonary fibrosis typically develop over months or years, often in response to toxins or medications, Covid-19 patients seem to get much sicker much faster. NBC News, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of fibrosis

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fibrosis

New Latin

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The first known use of fibrosis was in 1873

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28 Jul 2021

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“Fibrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrosis. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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fibrosis

noun
fi·​bro·​sis | \ fī-ˈbrō-səs How to pronounce fibrosis (audio) \
plural fibroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce fibrosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of fibrosis

: a condition marked by increase of interstitial fibrous tissue : fibrous degeneration

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