scar tissue


Definition of scar tissue

: 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 Unable to work because of his kidney disease, a rare condition called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis that causes scar tissue to form in the kidneys, Carroll lost access to his private insurance. Carrie Arnold, Quartz, "Kidney dialysis is a booming business. Is it also a rigged one?," 15 Dec. 2020 There was a slight scar on the buck’s hide, but two solid handfuls of scar tissue around the wound underneath. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "Our 21 Favorite Trail Camera Photos," 10 Dec. 2020 The scar tissue from the Andrew Wiggins experience is still fresh for the Wolves fan base. Chris Hine, Star Tribune, "Top pick Anthony Edwards developing early trust in Wolves organization," 21 Nov. 2020 For some, minimally invasive surgery to remove the endometrial tissue that’s built up, as well as any cysts or scar tissue that’s developed as a result of the condition, may be helpful. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Olivia Culpo Just Had Surgery for ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Endometriosis," 20 Nov. 2020 On Sunday, will Johnson be defined by his scar tissue or muscle memory? Jim Souhan, Star Tribune, "Easy does it for Masters leader Dustin Johnson," 14 Nov. 2020 Also known as vibration therapy, the process encourages blood flow and flushes excess fluids to reduce inflammation, relax tight muscles, and even break up scar tissue. Braelyn Wood,, "This Massage Gun Is Being Called a ‘Magical Miracle’ for Relieving Neck and Back Pain—and It’s Only $70," 29 Oct. 2020 The threads can become infected, or scar tissue can form around the thread that would make future face-lifting a problem. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Treating Wrinkles," 5 Nov. 2020 These actions relax your muscle tissue, decreasing nerve compression, healing muscle tears plus scar tissue, and delivering other health benefits. Popular Science, "Save 20 percent on this portable massager that has a 5-star Amazon rating," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scar tissue

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scar tissue was in 1875

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26 Dec 2020

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“Scar tissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of scar tissue

: 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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