scirrhous

adjective

scir·​rhous ˈsir-əs How to pronounce scirrhous (audio)
ˈskir-
: of, relating to, or being a hard slow-growing malignant tumor having a preponderance of fibrous tissue

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scirrhous was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Scirrhous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scirrhous. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

scirrhous

adjective

scir·​rhous ˈs(k)ir-əs How to pronounce scirrhous (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a scirrhous carcinoma
scirrhous infiltration
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