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Definition of "fibrocystic" []

  • Characterized by increased fibrosis and cystic spaces, especially in glandular tissue: fibrocystic disease of the breast. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fibrocystic" in a sentence
  • "Breast thermography measures differences in infrared heat emission from normal breast tissue and benign breast abnormalities (such as fibrocystic disease, cysts, infections and benign tumors) thus differentiating them from breast cancers."
  • "Chances are good that any changes you notice, such as fibrocystic breast changes, are harmless, but it's still essential to have anything new or unusual checked out."
  • "Women need more iodine than men because breasts use a lot of iodine, and scientists now believe that's why women who don't get enough of this nutrient often have lumpy chest tissue fibrocystic breasts and experience extra breast pain during menstruation."