[fahy-broh-sis] /faɪˈbroʊ sɪs/
the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.
the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing
1873, a Modern Latin hybrid, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek suffix -osis.
fibrosis fi·bro·sis (fī-brō’sĭs)
The formation of fibrous tissue as a reparative or reactive process.
fi·brot’ic (-brŏt’ĭk) adj.
[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.
- Fibrous astrocyte
fibrous astrocyte or fibrillary astrocyte n. A stellate cell with long processes found in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord and characterized by bundles of fine filaments in its cytoplasm.
- Fibrous capsule
fibrous capsule n. A capsule of fibrous cells or tissue, as that surrounding the kidney and thyroid.