fibrous capsule n.
A capsule of fibrous cells or tissue, as that surrounding the kidney and thyroid.
- Fibrous cortical defect
fibrous cortical defect n. A common small defect of a bone, in which the cortex is filled with fibrous tissue, occurring most frequently in the lower femoral shaft of a child. Also called nonosteogenic fibroma.
- Fibrous dysplasia of bone
fibrous dysplasia of bone n. A disorder of bone marrow maintenance in which the abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue causes asymmetric distortion and expansion of bones.
- Fibrous goiter
fibrous goiter n. A firm hyperplasia of the thyroid and its capsule.
- Fibrous joint
fibrous joint n. See immovable joint.