scir·rhoid 's(k)i-.rȯid adj resembling a scirrhous carcinoma

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scir·rhoid (skirґoid) [scirrho- + -oid] resembling scirrhous carcinoma.

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  • Scirrhoid — Scir rhoid (sk[i^]r roid), a. [Scirrhus + oid.] Resembling scirrhus. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • scirrhoid — adj. resembling a scirrhus, resembling a hard cancerous tumor (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scirrhoid — scir·rhoid …   English syllables

  • scirrhus — /ˈsɪrəs/ (say siruhs) noun (plural scirrhi /ˈsɪri/ (say siree) or scirrhuses) a hard, indolent tumour; a hard cancer. {New Latin, from Greek skirrhos, variant of skiros hard covering} –scirrhous /ˈsɪrəs/ (say siruhs), scirrhoid /ˈsɪrɔɪd/ (say… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • scirrhus —   n. (pl. rrhi ) hard tumour.    ♦ scirrhoid, a.    ♦ scirrhous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scirrhus — [skir′əs, sir′əs] n. pl. scirrhi [skir′ī΄, sir′ī΄] or scirrhuses [ModL < L scirros < Gr skirrhos, hardened swelling, tumor < skiros, hard] a hard, cancerous tumor made up of much fibrous connective tissue scirrhoid [skir′oid΄, sir′oid΄]… …   English World dictionary

  • scirrhus — n. (pl. scirrhi) a carcinoma which is hard to the touch. Derivatives: scirrhoid adj. scirrhosity n. scirrhous adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk skir(r)os f. skiros hard …   Useful english dictionary

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