An excessive growth of fibrous connective tissue in an organ, part, or tissue, esp. in response to an injury.
Webster's New World
Fibrosis Sentence Examples
The particles in this case set up a form of fibrosis of the lung, which, either of itself or by rendering the organ liable to tubercular infection, is extremely fatal.
Gull and Sutton asserted that in particular states of body, and more especially in the condition associated with cirrhotic kidney, such a fibrosis becomes general, running, as they alleged it does, along the adventitia of arteries and spreading to their capillaries.
They supposed that it was accompanied by a peculiar hyaline thickening of the arterial wall, usually of the tunica intima, and hence they termed the supposed diseased state " arterio-capillary fibrosis," and gave the fibrous substance the name " hyaline-fibroid."
Lewis has a history of health problems, including the chronic lung ailment, pulmonary fibrosis.
A woman discovered that she was a cystic fibrosis carrier during routine antenatal testing several years ago.