Definition of fibroid in English:

fibroid

adjective

  • Of or characterized by fibres or fibrous tissue.

    • ‘The researchers hypothesize that the underexpression of these genes in uterine fibroids might explain why fibroid tissue does not contract, but instead, grows abnormally.’
    • ‘This blockage causes fibroid muscle cells to degenerate and form scar tissue, which causes fibroids to shrink.’
    • ‘It is now considered a safe and highly effective nonsurgical treatment of women with symptomatic uterine fibroid tumors.’
    • ‘Only one of 200 fibroid line tumors may be cancerous.’
    • ‘In the study, researchers used a technique known as microarray analysis to determine the activity levels of genes in fibroid tumors.’

noun

Medicine
  • A benign tumour of muscular and fibrous tissues, typically developing in the wall of the uterus.

    • ‘Secondary dysmenorrhea involves an underlying physical cause, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids.’
    • ‘This blockage causes fibroid muscle cells to degenerate and form scar tissue, which causes fibroids to shrink.’
    • ‘The painful, heavy periods can be caused by a variety of conditions including endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic infections, and adhesions.’
    • ‘One way to treat women with fibroids is called uterine fibroid embolization.’
    • ‘Uterine fibroids are benign tumours developing from the smooth muscles of the uterine wall which can grow at times to as large as 15 cm or more.’

Pronunciation:

fibroid

/ˈfʌɪbrɔɪd/