from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to fibrosis.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting fibrosis.


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fibrosis +‎ -ic


  • This year we've also lost several adults who were waiting for lungs, including one with cystic fibrosis and another with fibrotic lung disease.

    Joy and grief of the organ transplant waiting list

  • Gilead Sciences agreed to acquire privately held Arresto Biosciences Inc., a biotechnology drug developer that focuses on treatments for fibrotic diseases and cancer, for $225 million plus possible milestone payments.

    Business Watch

  • They knocked him out and drained the abscess, which apparently had enough fibrotic tissue at the bottom of it to suggest that it had been there for possibly as long as a couple of weeks before it started to get acute.

    The cats are much better, thanks | Diane Duane's weblog: "Out of Ambit"

  • And, on the other hand, we know that a very fibrotic live or a very cirrhotic liver is actually very hard to the touch, almost rock-hard.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2007

  • With constant fibrotic change, the liver function is continually diminished so that eventually the liver can no longer maintain homeostasis.

    Cell damage from toxicity and tissue repair

  • Replacement of normal liver cells by fibrotic cells in chronic alcoholics (known as cirrhosis of the liver).

    Cellular adaptation to toxicity

  • The fibrotic scar tissue shores up the damage but it can not replace the function of the lost hepatic tissue.

    Cell damage from toxicity and tissue repair

  • This fibrotic replacement of the liver is known as "cirrhosis".

    Cell damage from toxicity and tissue repair

  • The primary types of respiratory toxicity are: pulmonary irritation asthma/bronchitis reactive airway disease emphysema allergic alveolitis fibrotic lung disease pneumoconiosis lung cancer


  • The only difference between the fatty, fibrotic liver from someone who has a history of obesity and carbohydrate especially fructose overconsumption and the fatty, fibrotic liver from someone who is a long-term alcoholic is that the latter has a history of drinking.

    AA | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.


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