Meaning of fibrosis in English:


Pronunciation /fʌɪˈbrəʊsɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • The thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The nonneoplastic liver showed mild fibrosis without signs of cirrhosis or hepatitis.’
    • ‘Most patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease do not progress to advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis.’


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