Definition of fibroid in English:

fibroid

Syllabification: fi·broid
Pronunciation: /ˈfīˌbroid
 
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adjective

  • Of or characterized by fibers or fibrous tissue.
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    • 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 tumor of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the wall of the uterus.
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    • 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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