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

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There is only a short time between the onset of a heart attack and the development of scar tissue where once there were living muscle cells. New York Times, "Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments," 10 July 2018 The doctor recommended an operation to remove the problematic scar tissue. Laura Beil, Cosmopolitan, "Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?," 18 July 2016 Doctors plan to use skin from her forearm still attached to the new ear to cover up scar tissue near her jawline. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "This soldier's new ear was grown under her skin," 10 May 2018 Nurse ended up using some massage techniques designed to break up scar tissue, or adhesions, in my calf. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "5 Surprising Things I Learned Training for My First Marathon," 1 Apr. 2018 That setback, though, turned out to be scar tissue from the surgery. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Daniel Norris 'needed' to hit reset button. Here's why," 10 July 2018 With each transplant, new complications arise and scar tissue builds up. Aubrey Nagle,, "Temple tackles rare heart transplant, Lower Merion public garden at risk | Morning Newsletter," 13 June 2018 After my pregnancy with the twins, my skin had stretched so much and all my organs moved around so much, that that inner scar tissue must have also stretched. Melissa Dahl, The Cut, "100 Women on the Wildest Ways Their Bodies Changed After Pregnancy," 30 May 2018 Van Ness Obviously the scar tissue from all of that is still very present., "IRL Besties Jonathan Van Ness & Margaret Cho Tell Us Their Best Pride Stories," 15 June 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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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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