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Definition of "fibrosis" []

  • The formation of excessive fibrous tissue, as in a reparative or reactive process. (noun)
  • The formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing (noun)

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Use "fibrosis" in a sentence
  • "In addition, a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist with specialized training in cystic fibrosis is available 24 hours a day."
  • "A decline in the observed incidence of cystic fibrosis is due to prenatal testing."
  • "Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common monogenic disease and was chosen for gene-targeting studies by Smithies and his co-workers [53, 54]."