from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Composed of or resembling fibrous tissue.
  • noun A fibroma or myoma occurring especially in the uterine wall.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling, containing, or taking the form of fiber; fibrous: as, a fibroid tumor.
  • noun In pathology: A fibroma.
  • noun A leiomyoma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers.
  • adjective a form of degeneration in which organs or tissues are converted into fibroid tissue.
  • adjective a form of pulmonary consumption associated with the formation of fibrous tissue in the lungs, and the gradual atrophy of the lungs, from the pressure due to the contraction of this tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology A benign tumour of the uterus that is comprised of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle.
  • noun pathology A fibroma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)


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