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cystic fibrosis Syllabification: cys·tic fi·bro·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌsistik fīˈbrōsəs/

Definition of cystic fibrosis in English:

noun

A hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi and often resulting in respiratory infection.
Example sentences
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is most often a complication of asthma or cystic fibrosis.
  • The meconium can be so thick in babies with cystic fibrosis that it blocks the intestine.
  • Along with asthma and cystic fibrosis, BPD is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children.

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