from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A hard dense cancerous growth usually arising from connective tissue.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hard tumor; specifically and now exclusively, a scirrhous cancer. See above.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland.
- noun A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.
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- noun obsolete An
indurated organor part, especially a gland.
- noun obsolete A
cancerous tumourwhich is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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At sunset a lump of scirrhus before the sun was so dense that its dark shadow formed a brush like the trabes of a comet.
Occasional manifestations of its presence had been exhibited for some years, but his usual health always returned after every attack, and its fatal nature was not suspected, although Napoleon himself had several times said that he should die of a scirrhus in the pylorus, the disease which killed his father, and which the physicians of
The motions of the shoulder upon the trunk do not influence the position of the female mammary gland, for the pectoral muscle acts freely beneath it; but when a scirrhus or other malignant growth involves the mammary organ, and this latter contracts, by the morbid mass, a close adhesion to the muscle, then these motions are performed with pain and difficulty.
She was sixty-four years of age, and laboured under scirrhus of the breast.
Baron Stoerck first brought the plant into repute (1760) as a medicine of extraordinary efficacy for curing inveterate scirrhus, cancer, and ulcers, such as were hitherto deemed irremediable.
Formed with or having saclike expansions. scirrhus
Dr. Arnott, an English physician, already referred to, who attended on Napoleon's death-bed, has informed us that he himself frequently reverted to the fact, that his father died of scirrhus of the pylorus.
Such local dilatation at this point of the veins is incurable, but there are also hard tumors like scirrhus and malignant tumors, and those of great size.
The site of the conception is generally the wall of the uterus, the Fallopian tube, or the ovary, although there are instances of pregnancy in the vagina, as for example when there is scirrhus of the uterus; 2.2 and again, cases supposed to be only extrauterine have been instances simply of double uterus, with single or concurrent pregnancy.
Fallopian tube, or the ovary, although there are instances of pregnancy in the vagina, as for example when there is scirrhus of the uterus; and again, cases supposed to be only extrauterine have been instances simply of double uterus, with single or concurrent pregnancy.