scirrh(o)-

scirrh(o)-
[Gr. skirrhos hard] a combining form meaning hard, or denoting relationship to a hard cancer or scirrhous carcinoma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • scirrh — o, «us (G). A tumor; a hard covering …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • scirrhoid — /skir oyd, sir /, adj. Pathol. resembling a scirrhus. [1850 55; SCIRRH(US) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scirrhous — scirrhosity /ski ros i tee/, n. /skir euhs, sir /, adj. Pathol. 1. of a hard, fibrous consistency. 2. of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus. [1555 65; SCIRRH(US) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • scirrhoid — ˈs(k)iˌrȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin scirrhus + English oid : resembling a scirrhus * * * /skir oyd, sir /, adj. Pathol. resembling a scirrhus. [1850 55; SCIRRH(US) + OID] * * * scirrˈhoid or scirrˈhous adjective …   Useful english dictionary

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