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fibrocystic disease of the breast

SEE: fibrocystic breast change.

fibrocystic disease of the pancreas

Cystic fibrosis.


(fī″brō-sĭs-tō′mă) [″ + Gr. kystis, cyst, + oma, tumor] A fibroma combined with a cystoma.


(fī′brō-sīt) [″ + Gr. kytos, cell] A mature, older fibroblast.


(fī″brō-dĭs-plā′sē-ă) [″ + Gr. dys, bad, + plassein, to form] Abnormal development of fibrous tissue.


(fī″brō-ē-lăs′tĭk) [″ + Gr. elastikos, elastic] Pert. to connective tissue containing both white nonelastic collagenous fibers and yellow elastic fibers.


(fī″brō-ē″lăs-tō′sĭs) Overgrowth of fibroelastic tissue.

endocardial f. Fibroelastosis of the endocardium. It leads to cardiac failure.


(fī″brō-ĕn″kŏn-drō′mă) [″ + Gr. en, in, + chondros, cartilage, + oma, tumor] A benign cartilaginous tumor containing fibrous elements.


(fī″brō-ep″ĭ-thēl″ē-ō′mă) [fibro- + epitheli(al) + -oma] A benign tumor containing fibrous and epithelial elements.


(fīb′royd, fib′) [fibro- + -oid] 1. Pert. to, containing, or resembling fibers. SEE: degeneration. 2. A benign tumor of the uterine myometrium. SEE: uterine leiomyoma.

f.s of uterus Uterine leiomyoma.


(fī-broyd-ĕk′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + ektome, excision] Surgical removal of a fibroid tumor.


(fī″brō-lĭ-pō′mă) [″ + Gr. lipos, fat, + oma, tumor] Lipofibroma.


(fī-brō′mă, ′mă-tă) pl. fibromata [fibro- + -oma] A fibrous, encapsulated connective tissue tumor. It is irregular in shape, slow in growth, and has a firm consistency. Pressure or cystic degeneration may cause pain. It may affect the periosteum, jaws, occiput, pelvis, vertebrae, ribs, long bones, or sternum. fibromatous (-mā-tŭs), adj.

f. of breast A benign, nonulcerative, painless breast tumor.

interstitial f. A tumor in the muscular wall of the uterus that may grow inward and form a polypoid fibroid, or outward and become a subperitoneal fibroid. SEE: uterine leiomyoma.

intramural f. A tumor in the muscle tissue of the uterus between the peritoneal coat and endometrium.

submucous f. A fibroma encroaching on the endometrial cavity. It may be sessile or pedunculated.

subserous f. A fibroma, often pedunculated, lying beneath the peritoneal coat of the uterus.

uterine f. Uterine leiomyoma.


(fī″brō-mă-tō′sĭs) [L. fibra, fiber, + Gr. oma, tumor, + osis, condition] The simultaneous development of ...

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