- 1. Fibrous or ligamentous. 2. A nodule or relatively large mass of unusually firm scarlike connective tissue resulting from active proliferation of fibroblasts, occurring most frequently in the abdominal muscles of women who have borne children; the fibroblasts infiltrate surrounding muscle and fascia. SYN: abdominal fibromatosis, d. tumor. [desmo- + G. eidos, appearance, form]- extra- abdominal d. a deep-seated firm tumor, most frequently occurring on the shoulders, chest, or back of young men or women, consisting of collagenous fibrous tissue that infiltrates surrounding muscle; frequently recurs but does not metastasize.
* * *des·moid 'dez-.mȯid n a dense benign connective-tissue tumor
* * *des·moid (dezґmoid) [desm- + -oid] 1. fibrous or fibroid. 2. see under tumor.
Medical dictionary. 2011.