noun pl. cirrhoses
Origin: ModL < Gr kirrhos, tawny + -osis: so named by R. T. H. Laënnec (1781-1826), Fr physician, because of the orange-yellow appearance of the diseased liver
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Origin: New Latin
Origin: : Greek kirros, tawny (from the color of the diseased liver)
Origin: + -osis.
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