Scirrhous
Scirrhous Scir"rhous (sk[i^]r"r[u^]s), a. [NL. scirrhosus.] (Med.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease. [Written also {skirrhous}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • scirrhous — 1560s, from Fr. scirrheux (16c., Mod.Fr. squirreux), from Mod.L. scirrhosus, from L. scirros a hard swelling, tumor, from Gk. skirrhos hard tumor, from skiros (adj.) hard, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • scirrhous — [skir′əs, sir′əs] adj. [ModL scirrhosus < SCIRRHUS] of, or having the nature of, a scirrhus; hard and fibrous …   English World dictionary

  • scirrhous — Hard; relating to a scirrhus. * * * scir·rhous s(k)ir əs adj of, relating to, or being a scirrhous carcinoma <scirrhous infiltration> * * * adj. describing carcinomas that are stony hard to the touch. Such a carcinoma (for example of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • scirrhous — irəs adjective Etymology: New Latin scirrhosus, from scirrhus + Latin osus ose 1. : of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus scirrhous infiltration 2. : resembling a scirrhus especially in being hard or indurated with or as if with fibrous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scirrhous — adjective Etymology: New Latin scirrhosus, from scirrhus scirrhous tumor, from Greek skiros, skirrhos overgrown land, hardened tumor Date: 1563 of, relating to, or being a hard slow growing malignant tumor having a preponderance of fibrous tissue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scirrhous — scirrhosity /ski ros i tee/, n. /skir euhs, sir /, adj. Pathol. 1. of a hard, fibrous consistency. 2. of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus. [1555 65; SCIRRH(US) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • scirrhous — scir·rhous || sɪrÉ™s adj. hard and fibrous; pertaining to a scirrhus, pertaining to a hard cancerous growth (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scirrhous — scir·rhous …   English syllables

  • scirrhous — adj. describing carcinomas that are stony hard to the touch. Such a carcinoma (for example of the breast) is known as a scirrhus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • scirrhous — scir•rhous [[t]ˈskɪr əs, ˈsɪr [/t]] adj. Pathol. 1) pat of a hard, fibrous consistency 2) pat of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

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