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.
- 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.