Scirrhus meaning

skĭrəs, sĭr-
A hard dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.
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A hard, cancerous tumor made up of much fibrous connective tissue.
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A hard dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.
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(obsolete) An indurated organ or part, especially a gland.
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(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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Origin of scirrhus

  • New Latin from Latin scirros from Greek skīros, skirros from skīros hard

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

  • From Latin scirros.

    From Wiktionary