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fi·broid

 (fī′broid′)
adj.
Composed of or resembling fibrous tissue.
n.
A fibroma or myoma occurring especially in the uterine wall.

fibroid

(ˈfaɪbrɔɪd)
adj
(Pathology) anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
n
(Pathology) a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation

fi•broid

(ˈfaɪ brɔɪd)

adj.
1. resembling fiber or fibrous tissue.
2. composed of fibers.
n.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fibroid - benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)
fibroma - nonmalignant tumor of connective tissue
Translations

fibroid

[ˈfaɪbrɔɪd] Nfibroma m

fibroid

[ˈfaɪbrɔɪd] nfibrome m

fibroid

adjfibrös
nFibromyom nt

fibroid

[ˈfaɪbrɔɪd] nfibroma m

fi·broid

a. fibroide, de naturaleza fibrosa;
___ adenomaadenoma ___;
___ cataractcatarata ___.

fibroid

n (gyn) fibroma (uterino), mioma (uterino), tumor benigno del útero
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Although fibroid tumors are typically thought of as benign, they may not in fact be clinically benign," Dr.
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