Type: Term Pronunciation: fī′broyd Definitions: 1. Resembling or composed of fibers or fibrous tissue. 2. Old term for certain types of leiomyoma, especially those occurring in the uterus. Synonyms: fibroleiomyomaFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=33143
a noncancerous tumour of the uterus made up of smooth muscle and connective tissue Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=F
Fibroid: A benign tumor of the uterus and the single most common indication for hysterectomy. Fibroids can be present and be inapparent. However, they are clinically apparent in up to 25% of women and cause significant morbidity, including prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, and, in rare cases, reproductive dysfunction. ...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3452
[ Latin fibra
a fiber + -oid
Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid
tumors. - - noun
A fibroid tumor; a fibroma. Fibroid degeneration
, a form of degeneration in which organ...
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<gynaecology, oncology, tumour> Benign smooth muscle tumours of the uterus. May cause irregular vaginal bleeding. ... Synonym: leiomyomata. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(fi´broid) having a fibrous structure; resembling a fibroma. fibroma. leiomyoma; fibroids is a colloquial term for leiomyoma uteri.
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• (a.) Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid tumors. • (n.) A fibroid tumor; a fibroma.
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fibroid 1. Containing or resembling fibers. 2. Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid tumors. Fibroid, or fibromyoma, is the most common form of tumor of the uterus, and one of the most common tumors of the human body. It is composed of a mixture of muscular and fibrous tissue. The tumor may be small or as large as ...
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A benign tumor that is primarily composed of fibrous tissue. Synonym(s): Leiomyoma Narrower term(s): Uterine Fibroid
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A fibroid is a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation.
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A benign smooth-muscle tumor, usually in the uterus or gastrointestinal tract. Also called leiomyoma.
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Fibroid is a term used for two different types of tumors: ...
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