Definition of keloid in English:

keloid

Line breaks: ke¦loid
Pronunciation: /ˈkiːlɔɪd
 
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noun

Medicine
An area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury.
More example sentences
  • Other non-life threatening complications include pain, keloids, dermoid cysts, introital and vaginal stenosis, neuromas, painful intercourse, and increased infertility rates.
  • These complications included keloids, wound dehiscence, incisional hernias, and chronic abscesses at the wound site.
  • Clinically, the lesions are papular and may be mistaken for keloids.

Origin

mid 19th century: via French from Greek khēlē 'crab's claw' + -oid.

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