1. [syn: fibroid tumor, fibroid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
fibroid \fi"broid\ (f[imac]"broid), a. [L. fibra a fiber +
Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as,
fibroid tumors. -- n. A fibroid tumor; a fibroma.
Fibroid degeneration, a form of degeneration in which
organs or tissues are converted into fibroid tissue.
Fibroid phthists, 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the
uterus) [syn: fibroid tumor, fibroid]