Definition of keloid
: a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue
keloidalplay \kē-ˈlȯi-dəl\ adjective
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The FDA also lists granulomas (nodules that form around foreign material), keloids (excessive scarring), and removal problems as risks of permanent makeup.
Recently, Sensus received FDA clearance for its new SRT-100 Vision, and to use machines for treatment of keloids, or scars that can occur following surgery or an injury.
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Origin and Etymology of keloid
French kéloïde, from Greek chēlē claw
First Known Use: 1854See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of keloid
: a thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue and occurring especially after burns or radiation injury
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