keloid

play
noun ke·loid \ ˈkē-ˌlȯid \

Definition of keloid

:a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue

keloid

adjective

keloidal

play \kē-ˈlȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of keloid

French kéloïde, from Greek chēlē claw


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keloid

noun ke·loid
variants: also cheloid play \ˈkē-ˌlȯid\

medical Definition of keloid

:a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue and occurring especially after burns or radiation injury

keloid

adjective

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