Definition of fibroid in English:

fibroid

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adjective

  • Of or characterized by fibers or fibrous tissue.

    ‘The researchers hypothesize that the underexpression of these genes in uterine fibroids might explain why fibroid tissue does not contract, but instead, grows abnormally.’
    • ‘Only one of 200 fibroid line tumors may be cancerous.’
    • ‘In the study, researchers used a technique known as microarray analysis to determine the activity levels of genes in fibroid tumors.’
    • ‘It is now considered a safe and highly effective nonsurgical treatment of women with symptomatic uterine fibroid tumors.’
    • ‘This blockage causes fibroid muscle cells to degenerate and form scar tissue, which causes fibroids to shrink.’

Pronunciation

fibroid

/ˈfīˌbroid/ /ˈfaɪˌbrɔɪd/

noun

Medicine
  • A benign tumor of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the wall of the uterus.

    ‘Uterine fibroids are benign tumours developing from the smooth muscles of the uterine wall which can grow at times to as large as 15 cm or more.’
    • ‘This blockage causes fibroid muscle cells to degenerate and form scar tissue, which causes fibroids to shrink.’
    • ‘The painful, heavy periods can be caused by a variety of conditions including endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic infections, and adhesions.’
    • ‘Secondary dysmenorrhea involves an underlying physical cause, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids.’
    • ‘One way to treat women with fibroids is called uterine fibroid embolization.’

Pronunciation

fibroid

/ˈfīˌbroid/ /ˈfaɪˌbrɔɪd/