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- adj. Of or pertaining to fibrils, or nanoscale fibers
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- adj. Of of pertaining to fibrils.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
During surgery, Jack suffered a near-fatal stroke, but doctors were able to successfully remove 75-90 percent of the exposed tumor, an uncommon brain cancer called fibrillary astrocytoma, one of about 120 kinds of brain tumors.
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It is to be remembered, however, that in sprains there occurs fibrillary fracture of soft structures and time is required for regeneration of tissue which has been injured or destroyed.
Sprains may be considered as fibrillary fractures of soft structures and since this form of injury is subsurface, and limited to fractional portions of tendons, the inflammation occasioned usually remains an aseptic one.
They are, however, completely severed by being cut or ruptured, though fibrillary fracture the result of constant or intermittent tensile strain is of more frequent occurrence.
No doubt many cases wherein fibrillary fracture of ligaments (sprain) takes place some lameness is caused, but because of the dense, comparatively nonvascular nature of these structures, little if any manifestation, except lameness, is evident.
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