fibroid
I. adjective Date: 1852 resembling, forming, or consisting of fibrous tissue <
a fibroid tumor
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II. noun Date: circa 1860 a benign tumor that consists of fibrous and muscular tissue and occurs especially in the uterine wall

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  • Fibroid — Fi broid, a. [L. fibra a fiber + oid.] (Med.) Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid tumors. n. A fibroid tumor; a fibroma. [1913 Webster] {Fibroid degeneration}, a form of degeneration in which organs or tissues are …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fibroid — is a term used for two different types of tumors: * Fibroids is the common term for Uterine fibroids; leiomyoma originating in the uterus. It is a benign neoplasm composed of smooth muscle cells. * A fibroid tumor is another name for a fibroma, a …   Wikipedia

  • Fibroīd — (lat., Fasergeschwulst, Desmoid, Steatom, Fibrom, Fibromyom), eine fibromähnliche Geschwulst …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fibroid — Fibroīd, Fibrom, Desmoid oder Fasergeschwulst, vorwiegend aus Bindegewebe bestehend, in der Haut, den Schleimhäuten, der Gebärmutter und dem Nervengewebe. Fibrochondrōm, Faserknorpelgeschwulst; Fibrolipōm, Faserfettgeschwulst; Fibromyōm,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fibroid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to fibres or fibrous tissue. ► NOUN Medicine ▪ a benign tumour of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the wall of the womb …   English terms dictionary

  • fibroid — [fī′broid΄] adj. [ FIBR(O) + OID] like, composed of, or forming fibrous tissue n. a fibrous tumor, esp. a benign tumor of the uterus …   English World dictionary

  • Fibroid — A benign tumor of the uterus and the single most common indication for hysterectomy. Fibroids can be present and be inapparent. However, they are clinically apparent in up to 25% of women and cause significant morbidity, including prolonged or… …   Medical dictionary

  • fibroid — 1) n. (leiomyoma, uterine fibroid) a benign tumour of fibrous and muscular tissue, one or more of which may develop within or attached to the outside of the uterus. Fibroids that are large or distort the uterine cavity often cause pain and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fibroid — /fuy broyd/, adj. 1. resembling fiber or fibrous tissue. 2. composed of fibers, as a tumor. n. 3. fibroma. 4. leiomyoma. [1850 55; FIBR + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • fibroid — noun A benign tumour of the uterus that is comprised of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle …   Wiktionary

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