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 or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised. [Sometimes incorrectly written {schirrus}; written also {skirrhus}.] [1913 Webster]

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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — /ˈsɪrəs/ (say siruhs) noun (plural scirrhi /ˈsɪri/ (say siree) or scirrhuses) a hard, indolent tumour; a hard cancer. {New Latin, from Greek skirrhos, variant of skiros hard covering} –scirrhous /ˈsɪrəs/ (say siruhs), scirrhoid /ˈsɪrɔɪd/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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