Scirrhous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Scirrhous skĭr"rŭs (Med) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scirrhous Proceeding from, or of the nature of, scirrhus; resembling a scirrhus; indurated: as, a scirrhous tumor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scirrhous hardened, proceeding from scirrhus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. scirrhosus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. skirros, skiros, a tumour.

Usage

In literature:

Normand speaks of an ovary degenerating into a scirrhous mass weighing 55 pounds.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Also it respecteth very much the hard scirrhous and cancarous tumours, and the grievous soares, and dangerous ulcers of the matrix.
"Spadacrene Anglica" by Edmund Deane
Scirrhous, encephaloid and colloid forms of carcinoma occur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
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