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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


French kéloïde : Greek khēlē, claw + French -oïde, resembling (from Greek -oeidēs; see -oid).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
19th century, from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlē, "claw") and -oid. (Wiktionary)



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