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Definition of "fibroid" [fi•broid]

  • Composed of or resembling fibrous tissue. (adjective)
  • A fibroma or myoma occurring especially in the uterine wall. (noun)

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 "fibroid" in a sentence
  • "A growth cannot be known as a fibroid tumour without sense testimony, nor its weight estimated without sense testimony, nor a continuous hemorrhage be recorded, or its cessation known without sense testimony, nor can epilepsy be diagnosed, nor bilious attacks recognized without sense testimony."
  • "STILLMAN: As women age, they can wind up with uterine problems such as fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts or growth, development or expansion of endometriosis."
  • "He explained that generally, if one looks at the way conception occurs, it could be possible to infer what the possible causes are, considering the fact that for conception to occur, a man must have a good sperm and the woman's womb must be ready to accept pregnancy, while there should not be anything that could disturb pregnancy inside the woman's womb such as fibroid and infection."