Cheloid



[kee-loid] /ˈki lɔɪd/

noun, Pathology.
1.
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[kee-loid] /ˈki lɔɪd/
noun, Pathology.
1.
an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision.
/ˈkiːlɔɪd/
noun
1.
(pathol) a variant spelling of keloid
/ˈkiːlɔɪd/
noun
1.
(pathol) a hard smooth pinkish raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury, tending to occur more frequently in dark-skinned races
n.

also cheloid, 1854, from French kéloïde, from Greek khele “crab claw, talon, cloven hoof” + -oides (see -oid). Related: Keloidal; cheloidal.

keloid ke·loid or che·loid (kē’loid’)
n.
A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or incision.

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