Keloid definition

kēloid
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A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or surgical incision.
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An excessive growth of scar tissue on the skin.
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A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or surgical incision.
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(pathology) A hard raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
keloid
Plural:
keloids

Origin of keloid

  • French kéloïde Greek khēlē claw French -oïde resembling (from Greek -oeidēs –oid)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 19th century, from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlē, “claw”) and -oid.

    From Wiktionary