scirrhous

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

Definition of scirrhous

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1563


Medical Dictionary

scirrhous

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adjective scir·rhous \ˈs(k)ir-əs\

Medical Definition of scirrhous

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a scirrhous carcinoma <scirrhous infiltration>


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