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fibroid

Line breaks: fi|broid
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪbrɔɪd
 
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Definition of fibroid in English:

adjective

Of or characterized by fibres or fibrous tissue.
Example sentences
  • The researchers hypothesize that the underexpression of these genes in uterine fibroids might explain why fibroid tissue does not contract, but instead, grows abnormally.
  • Only one of 200 fibroid line tumors may be cancerous.
  • In the study, researchers used a technique known as microarray analysis to determine the activity levels of genes in fibroid tumors.

noun

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A benign tumour of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the wall of the womb.
Example sentences
  • Uterine fibroids are benign tumours developing from the smooth muscles of the uterine wall which can grow at times to as large as 15 cm or more.
  • This blockage causes fibroid muscle cells to degenerate and form scar tissue, which causes fibroids to shrink.
  • The painful, heavy periods can be caused by a variety of conditions including endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic infections, and adhesions.

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