[fahy-broid] /ˈfaɪ brɔɪd/
resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
composed of fibers, as a tumor.
(anatomy) (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
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’)
Composed of or resembling fibers or fibrous tissue. n.
A benign tumor composed of fibrous or muscle tissue, especially one that develops in the uterus.
- Fibroid adenoma
fibroid adenoma n. See fibroadenoma.
- Fibroid cataract
fibroid cataract n. A sclerotic hardening of the lenticular capsule, following exudative iridocyclitis. Also called fibrinous cataract.
- Fibroid degeneration
fibroid degeneration or fibrous degeneration n. A form of degeneration in which fibrous tissue forms or replaces other tissues.
fibroidectomy fi·broid·ec·to·my (fī’broi-děk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of a fibroid tumor.