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fibroid


fibroid


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fibroid  \Fi"broid\,  a.  [L.  fibra  a  fiber  +  -oid.]  (Med.) 
  Resembling  or  forming  fibrous  tissue;  made  up  of  fibers;  as 
  fibroid  tumors.  --  n.  A  fibroid  tumor;  a  fibroma. 
 
  {Fibroid  degeneration},  a  form  of  degeneration  in  which 
  organs  or  tissues  are  converted  into  fibroid  tissue. 
 
  {Fibroid  phthists},  a  form  of  pulmonary  consumption 
  associated  with  the  formation  of  fibrous  tissue  in  the 
  lungs,  and  the  gradual  atrophy  of  the  lungs,  from  the 
  pressure  due  to  the  contraction  of  this  tissue.