from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Composed of or resembling fibrous tissue.
  • n. A fibroma or myoma occurring especially in the uterine wall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A benign tumour of the uterus that is comprised of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle.
  • n. A fibroma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling, containing, or taking the form of fiber; fibrous: as, a fibroid tumor.
  • n. In pathology: A fibroma.
  • n. A leiomyoma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)


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  • 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.

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  • STILLMAN: As women age, they can wind up with uterine problems such as fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts or growth, development or expansion of endometriosis.

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  • 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.

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  • "This decline could also be the result of a higher incidence of other pathological conditions in the uterus, such as fibroid tumors, polyps, or scarring and adhesions known as Asherman's syndrome."

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  • Here is a graphic that shows an image it shows on the left, a fibroid which is blood filled and again a woman at this stage is having a very low quality of life.


  • The formation of fibrous tissue, fibroid or fibrous degeneration.

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  • In general, if a woman has one fibroid, she likely has others that just haven't been found.

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  • Uterine fibroid embolization is a relatively new treatment that cuts off the blood supply to fibroids, starving them and causing them to shrink.

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  • However, there seems to be no small amount of victim blaming here, especially if a woman doesn't want to think that her fibroid was caused by stuffing her dreams.

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  • "My main thing was to be able to have kids using my eggs," Augustus said, adding: "I want women to know that if they do have a fibroid to try to address it as soon as possible before it gets to that point."

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