Fibroid



[fahy-broid] /ˈfaɪ brɔɪd/

adjective
1.
resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
2.
composed of fibers, as a tumor.
noun
3.
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4.
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/ˈfaɪbrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
noun
2.
a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation

fibroid fi·broid (fī’broid’)
adj.
Composed of or resembling fibers or fibrous tissue. n.

fibroid
(fī’broid’)
A benign tumor composed of fibrous or muscle tissue, especially one that develops in the uterus.

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