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fibrosis Syllabification: fi·bro·sis
Pronunciation: /fīˈbrōsəs/

Definition of fibrosis in English:


The thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury.
Example sentences
  • If infection and inflammation continue, fibrosis, or tissue scarring, occurs.
  • Asbestosis is the interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers.
  • Fine crackles are heard with pulmonary edema, pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis.


Pronunciation: /fīˈbrätik/
Example sentences
  • Histologic examination shows folded and fibrotic visceral pleura with atelectasis and variable amounts of chronic inflammation in the adjacent lung parenchyma.
  • For the analysis of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis, the fibrotic responses of the lung were scored as previously reported.
  • Oral submucous fibrosis is a pre-malignant fibrotic condition of the mouth that exhibits excessive collagen production.


Late 19th century: from Latin fibra (see fiber) + -osis.

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