an excessive growth of scar tissue on the skin
Origin of keloidFrench kéloïde, chéloïde ; from Classical Greek ch?l?, crab's claw (see chela) + -oeid?s, -oid
A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or surgical incision.
Origin of keloidFrench kélo&idie;de : Greek kh&emacron;l&emacron;, claw + French -o&idie;de, resembling (from Greek -oeid&emacron;s; see –oid).
19th century, from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlē, “claw”) and -oid.