keloid

A bulging scar, the result of excess collagen production. Tendency to produce keloids seems to be heritable (particularly in Negroes) and is associated in some cases with low plasma fibronectin levels.

Keloid

A keloid (d; also keloidal scar) is the formation of a type of scar which, depending on its maturity, is composed mainly of either type III (early) or type I (late) collagen. It is a result of an overgrowth of granulation tissue (collagen type 3) at the site of a healed skin injury which is then slowly replaced by collagen type 1. Keloids are firm...
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Keloid

• (a.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin. • (n.) A keloid tumor. • (a.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin. • (n.) A keloid tumor.
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keloid

<dermatology> A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar due to the formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the corium during connective tissue repair. ... Origin: Gr. Kel = tumour, eidos = form ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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keloid

(Gr. kl tumour + eidos form) a sharply elevated, irregularly- shaped, progressively enlarging scar due to the formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the corium during connective tissue repair.
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keloid

(ke┬┤loid) a sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar, due to excessive collagen formation in the dermis during connective tissue repair. It is a benign tumor that usually has its origin in a scar from surgery or a burn or other injury; keloids are generally considered harmless and noncancerous,...
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Keloid

Ke'loid adjective [ Greek ... tumor + - oid .] (Medicine) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin. -- noun A keloid tumor.
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Keloid

Ke'loid noun A keloid tumor.
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Keloid

a raised, firm, thick scar that forms as a result of a defect in the natural healing process
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keloid

A thick, irregular scar caused by excessive tissue growth at the site of an incision or wound.
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keloid

An irregular shaped scar usually slightly elevated
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Keloid

An overgrowth of fibrous tissue usually on the site of a scar.
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keloid

fibrous tissue overgrowth occurring in scars. Usually only the skin layers are affected in this manner; scars of the mucous membranes or deeper ... [4 related articles]
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keloid

hard scar tissue which grows over injured skin
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keloid

In medicine, an overgrowth of fibrous tissue, usually produced at the site of a scar. Surgical removal is often unsuccessful, because the keloid returns
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Keloid

Large scar whose size goes far beyond what would be expected. Most often occurs in the earlobes of teenagers after ear piercing but can occur anywhere. These can be itchy and tender to touch.
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Keloid

Our Keloid Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Keloid Keloid: A scar that doesn't know when to stop. When the skin is injured, cells grow back to fill in the gap. Somehow, they normally 'know' when the scar tissue is level with the skin, at which point the cells stop multiplying. When the cells keep on repro...
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keloid

Type: Term Pronunciation: kē′loyd Definitions: 1. A nodular, firm, movable, nonencapsulated, often linear mass of hyperplastic scar tissue, tender and frequently painful, consisting of wide irregularly distributed bands of collagen; occurs in the dermis and adjacent subcutaneous tissue, usually after trauma, surgery, a burn, or severe cu...
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keloid

[n] - raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury
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