Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or surgical incision.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cheloid and kelis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin, or to keloid scar tissue.
  • noun A keloid tumor.
  • noun An abnormally large scar tissue growing at the site of a cut or surgical incision.

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  • noun pathology A hard raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury.

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

  • noun raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair

Etymologies

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

[French kéloïde : Greek khēlē, claw + French -oïde, resembling (from Greek -oeidēs; see –oid).]

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19th century, from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlē, "claw") and -oid.

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