scar tissue

noun

: the connective tissue forming a scar and composed chiefly of fibroblasts in recent scars and largely of dense collagenous fibers in old scars

Examples of scar tissue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early diagnosis and treatment can alleviate symptoms sooner, reducing pain and debilitating scar tissue. Anna Almendrala, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 While hospitalized, Pritchard underwent an ablation, a surgical procedure to create scar tissue inside the heart to help maintain a normal heart rhythm. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 Most of the scar tissue was from the shotgun blast, but some originated from the different surgeries. USA TODAY, 23 July 2023 The couple noted that Zach had previously gone to doctors to get his migraine checked and had MRI’s done, but the scar tissue from previous shunt surgeries prevented them from seeing the issue. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, this wonderful industry of incredibly hard-working, passionate individuals has some battle wounds and scar tissue, putting roadblocks to building this trust. Matt Hutchinson, Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2024 Made with soft cotton and ergo beads, it can be used to alleviate stress, heal scar tissue, and even promote grip strength. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 12 Dec. 2023 And the rindy scar tissue resisted my usual foundation, mascara, and liquid liner. Kathleen Watt, Allure, 6 Dec. 2023 Results can vary due to scar tissue, infection, and other factors. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scar tissue was in 1875

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“Scar tissue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scar%20tissue. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

scar tissue

noun
: connective tissue forming a scar

Medical Definition

scar tissue

noun
: the connective tissue forming a scar and composed chiefly of fibroblasts in recent scars and largely of dense collagenous fibers in old scars
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