Scirrhus
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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  • Scirrhus — (lat.), harte Krebsgeschwulst, die besonders häufig am Magen und an der Brustdrüse vorkommt; scirrhös, hart, krebsig infiltriert …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scirrhus — vgl. Szirrhus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • scirrhus — [skir′əs, sir′əs] n. pl. scirrhi [skir′ī΄, sir′ī΄] or scirrhuses [ModL < L scirros < Gr skirrhos, hardened swelling, tumor < skiros, hard] a hard, cancerous tumor made up of much fibrous connective tissue scirrhoid [skir′oid΄, sir′oid΄]… …   English World dictionary

  • scirrhus — scir•rhus [[t]ˈskɪr əs, ˈsɪr [/t]] n. pl. scir•rhi [[t]ˈskɪr aɪ, ˈsɪr aɪ[/t]] scir•rhus•es pat a firm, densely collagenous cancer • Etymology: 1595–1605; < NL; L scirros < Gk skírrhos, skîros land overgrown with thickets, a scirrhus …   From formal English to slang

  • scirrhus — /skir euhs, sir /, n., pl. scirrhi /skir uy, sir uy/, scirrhuses. Pathol. a firm, densely collagenous cancer. [1595 1605; < NL < L scirros < Gk skírrhos, var. of SKÎROS hard covering, deriv. of skirós hard] * * * …   Universalium

  • scirrhus — Obsolete term for any fibrous indurated area, especially an indurated carcinoma. [G. skirrhos, hard, a hard tumor] * * * scir·rhus s(k)ir əs n, pl scir·rhi s( …   Medical dictionary

  • Scirrhus — Scịrrhus   [griechisch skírhos »Verhärtung«, »verhärtetes Geschwür«] der, , Szịrrhus, Skịrrhus, Faserkrebs, kleinzelliges, bindegewebereiches, faseriges Karzinom von derber Konsistenz, das v. a. am Magen und an den weiblichen Brustdrüsen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • scirrhus — scir·rhus || ɪrÉ™s n. hard fibrous cancerous tumor (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scirrhus — [ sɪrəs, skɪ ] noun (plural scirrhi rʌɪ) Medicine a carcinoma that is hard to the touch. Derivatives scirrhous adjective Origin ME: mod. L., from Gk skirros, from skiros hard …   English new terms dictionary

  • scirrhus — scir·rhus …   English syllables

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