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
First Known Use: 1563
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