scirrhous

scirrhous
Hard; relating to a scirrhus.

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scir·rhous 's(k)ir-əs adj of, relating to, or being a scirrhous carcinoma <\scirrhous infiltration>

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adj.
describing carcinomas that are stony hard to the touch. Such a carcinoma (for example of the breast) is known as a scirrhus.

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scir·rhous (skirґəs) [L. scirrhosus] pertaining to or of the nature of a hard cancer; see also under carcinoma.

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  • Scirrhous — Scir rhous (sk[i^]r r[u^]s), a. [NL. scirrhosus.] (Med.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease. [Written also {skirrhous}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scirrhous — 1560s, from Fr. scirrheux (16c., Mod.Fr. squirreux), from Mod.L. scirrhosus, from L. scirros a hard swelling, tumor, from Gk. skirrhos hard tumor, from skiros (adj.) hard, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • scirrhous — [skir′əs, sir′əs] adj. [ModL scirrhosus < SCIRRHUS] of, or having the nature of, a scirrhus; hard and fibrous …   English World dictionary

  • scirrhous — irəs adjective Etymology: New Latin scirrhosus, from scirrhus + Latin osus ose 1. : of, relating to, or constituting a scirrhus scirrhous infiltration 2. : resembling a scirrhus especially in being hard or indurated with or as if with fibrous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scirrhous — adjective Etymology: New Latin scirrhosus, from scirrhus scirrhous tumor, from Greek skiros, skirrhos overgrown land, hardened tumor Date: 1563 of, relating to, or being a hard slow growing malignant tumor having a preponderance of fibrous tissue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scirrhous carcinoma — n a hard slow growing malignant tumor having a preponderance of fibrous tissue * * * carcinoma with a hard structure owing to the formation of dense connective tissue in the stroma. Called also fibrocarcinoma …   Medical dictionary

  • Scirrhous cancer or Hard cancer — Cancer Can cer, n. [L. cancer, cancri, crab, ulcer, a sign of the zodiac; akin to Gr. karki nos, Skr. karka[.t]a crab, and prob. Skr. karkara hard, the crab being named from its hard shell. Cf. {Canner}, {Chancre}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • scirrhous — scir·rhous || sɪrÉ™s adj. hard and fibrous; pertaining to a scirrhus, pertaining to a hard cancerous growth (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scirrhous — scir·rhous …   English syllables

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