inflammation of white fibrous tissue, esp that of muscle sheaths
fibrositis fi·bro·si·tis (fī’brə-sī’tĭs)
Inflammatory hyperplasia of white fibrous connective tissue, especially surrounding muscles, causing pain and stiffness.
fibrothorax fi·bro·tho·rax (fī’brō-thôr’āks’) n. Fibrosis of the pleural space.
[fahy-broh-sis] /faɪˈbroʊ sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue. /faɪˈbrəʊsɪs/ noun 1. the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing n. 1873, a Modern Latin hybrid, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek suffix […]
[fahy-bruh s] /ˈfaɪ brəs/ adjective 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling . /ˈfaɪbrəs/ adjective 1. consisting of, containing, or resembling fibres: fibrous tissue adj. 1620s, from Modern Latin fibrosus, from Latin fibra (see fiber). fibrous fi·brous (fī’brəs) adj. Composed of or characterized by fibroblasts, fibrils, or connective tissue fibers. fiber (fī’bər) fibrous adjective
- Fibrous ankylosis
fibrous ankylosis n. Stiffening of a joint due to the presence of fibrous bands between and about the bones forming the joint. Also called false ankylosis, pseudankylosis.