scirrhous

adjective scir·rhous \ ˈsir-əs , ˈskir- \

Definition of scirrhous

: of, relating to, or being a hard slow-growing malignant tumor having a preponderance of fibrous tissue

Origin and Etymology of scirrhous

New Latin scirrhosus, from scirrhus scirrhous tumor, from Greek skiros, skirrhos overgrown land, hardened tumor


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scirrhous

adjective scir·rhous \ ˈs(k)ir-əs \

medical Definition of scirrhous

: of, relating to, or being a scirrhous carcinoma
  • scirrhous infiltration

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