Definition of scirrhus in English:

scirrhus

Line breaks: scir|rhus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪrəs
 
, ˈskɪ-/

noun (plural scirrhi /-rʌɪ/)

Medicine
A carcinoma that is hard to the touch.
More example sentences
  • Amyloid in the stroma of tumors has been described by Askanazy (scirrhus of the breast).

Origin

late Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek skirros, from skiros 'hard'.

Derivatives

scirrhous

adjective
More example sentences
  • These 4 specimens were extremely fibrotic (eg, scirrhous breast carcinomas), exhibited marked necrosis, or were small lesions that were difficult to scrape.
  • In 1931, they reported the case of a woman who had had radical mastectomy for scirrhous carcinoma of the breast 14 months before her final presentation.

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