fibrocystic
adjective Date: 1854 characterized by the presence or development of fibrous tissue and cysts

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  • fibrocystic — /fuy broh sis tik/, adj. showing or having the increased fibrosis associated with dilated glandular structure, as in the breast nodules of fibrocystic disease. [1850 55; FIBRO + CYSTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • fibrocystic — Pertaining to or characterized by the presence of fibrocysts. * * * fi·bro·cys·tic .fīb rə sis tik, .fib adj characterized by the presence or development of fibrous tissue and cysts <fibrocystic changes in the pancreas (Lancet)> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrocystic — ¦fībrəˌ adjective Etymology: fibr + cystic : characterized by the presence or development of fibrous tissue and cysts fibrocystic changes in the pancreas Lancet …   Useful english dictionary

  • fibrocystic — adjective Having increased fibrosis together with increased cystic spaces …   Wiktionary

  • fibrocystic — fi·bro·cystic …   English syllables

  • fibrocystic — fi•bro•cys•tic [[t]ˌfaɪ broʊˈsɪs tɪk[/t]] adj. pat showing or having the increased fibrosis associated with dilated glandular structure • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Fibrocystic breast changes — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing fibrocystic breast changes. H E stain. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • fibrocystic disease — fibrocystic breast disease, fibrocystic disease of breast a form of mammary dysplasia with formation of cysts of varying sizes containing a semitransparent, turbid fluid that imparts a brown to blue color (blue dome cyst) to the unopened cysts;… …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrocystic disease of the pancreas — n CYSTIC FIBROSIS * * * see cystic fibrosis * * * cystic fibrosis …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrocystic disease of the breast — ▪ mammary gland also called  chronic cystic mastitis , or  cystic disease of the breast         noncancerous cysts (harmless swellings caused by fluid trapped in breast tissues) that often increase in size and become tender during the… …   Universalium

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