from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or surgical incision.
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- n. A hard raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin, or to keloid scar tissue.
- n. A keloid tumor.
- n. An abnormally large scar tissue growing at the site of a cut or surgical incision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cheloid and kelis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
The growth usually takes its start from some injury or lesion of continuity; for instance, at the site of burns, cuts, acne and smallpox scars, etc. -- _cicatricial keloid, false keloid_; or it may also, so it is thought, originate in normal skin -- _spontaneous keloid, true keloid_.
The opposite end of the spectrum is something called a keloid, which is basically an extremely thick scar, and can actually look like a piece of rope.
FACTOID: A keloid is an overgrowth of skin that forms during scarring.
Results vary significantly, and recurrence of the keloid is a possibility.
Keloid Scar Tissue - A keloid is a type of swollen scar that grows much larger than other scars, appearing similar to a fibrous tumor.
Keloid Scars - A keloid is a greatly enlarged scar that grows beyond its original boundaries to the point of appearing like a tumor.
Tavonga Chikwenya, 5, was severely scarred on his face and torso and has had several operations to remove enlarged raised scars, called keloid scars.
“Sorry, but shapeless legs + rugby scars + a big fat keloid are not to be seen.”
: P Sorry, but shapeless legs + rugby scars + a big fat keloid are not to be seen.
Only the pulsing ache and what felt like a thick, raised keloid scar remained where his missing appendages should have been.