schirrus
Scirrhus Scir"rhus, n.; pl. L. {Scirrhi}, E. {Scirrhuses}. [NL., from L. scirros, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ?, ?, hard.] (Med.) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised. [Sometimes incorrectly written {schirrus}; written also {skirrhus}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Scirrhi — Scirrhus Scir rhus, n.; pl. L. {Scirrhi}, E. {Scirrhuses}. [NL., from L. scirros, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ?, ?, hard.] (Med.) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scirrhus — Scir rhus, n.; pl. L. {Scirrhi}, E. {Scirrhuses}. [NL., from L. scirros, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ?, ?, hard.] (Med.) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scirrhuses — Scirrhus Scir rhus, n.; pl. L. {Scirrhi}, E. {Scirrhuses}. [NL., from L. scirros, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ?, ?, hard.] (Med.) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skirrhus — Scirrhus Scir rhus, n.; pl. L. {Scirrhi}, E. {Scirrhuses}. [NL., from L. scirros, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ?, ?, hard.] (Med.) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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