Origin of scirrhusModern Latin ; from Classical Latin scirros ; from Classical Greek skirrhos, hardened swelling, tumor ; from skiros, hard
nounpl. scir·rhi or scir·rhus·es
Origin of scirrhusNew Latin, from Latin scirros, from Greek sk&imacron;ros, skirros, from sk&imacron;ros, hard.
- scir′rhous, scir′rhoid′
(plural scirrhuses or scirrhi)
- (obsolete) An indurated organ or part, especially a gland.
- (obsolete) A cancerous tumour which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.
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From Latin scirros.