cirrhosis
noun (plural cirrhoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kirrhos orange-colored; akin to Old English hār gray — more at hoar Date: circa 1847 widespread disruption of normal liver structure by fibrosis and the formation of regenerative nodules that is caused by any of various chronic progressive conditions affecting the liver (as long-term alcohol abuse or hepatitis) • cirrhotic adjective or noun

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  • Cirrhosis — Classification and external resources A person with massive ascites and caput medusae due to cirrhotic liver failure ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • Cirrhosis — Cir*rho sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? orange colored: cf. F. cirrhose. So called from the yellowish appearance which the diseased liver often presents when cut.] (Med.) A disease of the liver in which it usually becomes smaller in size and more dense… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cirrhōsis — (gr.), krankhafter Proceß in manchen Drüsen, der Brustdrüse, der Niere, vorzugsweise aber der Leber, wodurch schwieliger, narbiger Schwund des Gewebes bedingt wird, s. Leber (granulirte) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cirrhōsis — (griech.), eine durch Vermehrung der Bindegewebselemente auf Kosten der eigentlichen funktionellen elementaren Bestandteile drüsiger Organe etc. verursachte Verhärtung und Schrumpfung der Organe; die C. kommt besonders in Leber, Nieren und Lunge… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cirrhosis — Cirrhosis, Verhärtung oder Verschrumpfung eines Organs, z.B. der Leber, wobei sich auf oder in demselben rundliche, harte Körnchen bilden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Cirrhosis — vgl. Zirrhose …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • cirrhosis — (n.) 1840s, coined in Modern Latin by French physician René Théophile Hyacinthe Laennec (1781 1826) with OSIS (Cf. osis) and Gk. kirrhos tawny, of unknown origin. So called for the orange yellow appearance of the diseased liver …   Etymology dictionary

  • cirrhosis — ► NOUN ▪ a chronic liver disease marked by degeneration of cells and thickening of tissue. DERIVATIVES cirrhotic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek kirrhos tawny (the colour of the liver in many cases) …   English terms dictionary

  • cirrhosis — [sə rō′sis] n. pl. cirrhoses [sə rō′sēz΄] [ModL < Gr kirrhos, tawny + OSIS: so named by R. T. H. Laënnec (1781 1826), Fr physician, because of the orange yellow appearance of the diseased liver] a degenerative disease in an organ of the body,… …   English World dictionary

  • cirrhosis — cirrhotic /si rot ik/, adj. cirrhosed, adj. /si roh sis/, n. Pathol. a disease of the liver characterized by increase of connective tissue and alteration in gross and microscopic makeup. [1830 40; < Gk kirrh(ós) orange tawny + OSIS] * * *… …   Universalium

  • cirrhosis — Endstage liver disease characterized by diffuse damage to hepatic parenchymal cells, with nodular regeneration, fibrosis, and disturbance of normal architecture; associated with failure in the function …   Medical dictionary

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