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cirrhosis

Line breaks: cir|rho¦sis
Pronunciation: /sɪˈrəʊsɪs
 
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Definition of cirrhosis in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A chronic disease of the liver marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue. It is typically a result of alcoholism or hepatitis.
Example sentences
  • Chronic viral hepatitis is the main cause of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma throughout the world.
  • Cases progress slowly resulting in chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and cancer.
  • It is also common in people with widespread cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver or major burns.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek kirrhos 'tawny' (because this is the colour of the liver in many cases).

Derivatives

cirrhotic

1
Pronunciation: /sɪˈrɒtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The development of ascites is an important event in chronic liver disease as half of cirrhotic patients with ascites die within two years.
  • Common cirrhotic ascites is managed with diuretics and sodium restriction.
  • The levels in tuberculous ascitis were significantly higher than those in cirrhotic or malignant ascitis.

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