scar tissue

noun

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 In the second paper, Prakash Ramachandran, a clinician scientist at the University of Edinburgh, and his colleagues used single cell technology to describe all the cells involved in forming scar tissue in diseased livers. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "An ambitious effort to map the human body’s individual cells gets backing from NIH," 11 Oct. 2019 Penn Medicine’s Epstein recently engineered T cells in mice to attack cells that produce scar tissue after the heart suffers damage. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Could Immunotherapy Treat Diseases Besides Cancer?," 30 Sep. 2019 For most people with BIA-ALCL, the cancer is treated successfully with the removal of the textured implant and surrounding scar tissue. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "'I Got Implants After Surviving Breast Cancer Twice—Then I Learned They Cause Cancer'," 4 Sep. 2019 Myleofibrosis causes blood-forming bone marrow to be replaced with fibrous scar tissue. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Once shelved as too risky, blood cancer drug discovered in San Diego gets FDA approval," 19 Aug. 2019 The disease is not breast cancer but lymphoma that grows in the scar tissue surrounding the breasts. Matthew Perrone, BostonGlobe.com, "Allergan recalls textured breast implant tied to rare cancer," 24 July 2019 The disease is not breast cancer but lymphoma that grows in the scar tissue surrounding the breasts. CBS News, "Breast implants tied to rare form of cancer recalled at FDA request," 24 July 2019 The disease is not breast cancer but lymphoma that grows in the scar tissue surrounding the breasts. Washington Post, "Allergan recalls textured breast implant tied to rare cancer," 24 July 2019 Weeks later, Mattress Firm CEO Steve Stagner resigned abruptly in what analysts viewed as a necessary step to address the scar tissue between the two companies. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Mattress Firm signs deal to sell Tempur Sealy mattresses again after bitter feud," 18 June 2019

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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scar tissue

noun

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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