fibrocyst fi·bro·cyst (fī’brə-sĭst’)
A cystic lesion that is circumscribed by or situated within a conspicuous amount of fibrous connective tissue.
[fahy-broh-sis-tik] /ˌfaɪ broʊˈsɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. showing or having the increased fibrosis associated with dilated glandular structure, as in the breast nodules of . fibrocystic fi·bro·cys·tic (fī’brō-sĭs’tĭk) adj. Characterized by increased fibrosis and cystic spaces, especially in glandular tissue.
noun, Pathology. 1. a common condition, occurring especially among middle-aged women, characterized by the presence of one or more benign breast cysts, which may become swollen and painful.
- Fibrocystic disease of breast
fibrocystic disease of breast n. A benign disease common in women in their thirties, forties, and fifties, marked by small fluid-containing cysts that form in one or both breasts and associated with stromal fibrosis and variable degrees of intraductal epithelial hyperplasia and sclerosing adenosis. Also called cystic disease of breast.
- Fibrocystic disease of pancreas
fibrocystic disease of pancreas n. See cystic fibrosis.