Definition of fibrosis in English:

fibrosis

noun

Medicine
  • The thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury.

    • ‘Fine crackles are heard with pulmonary edema, pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis.’
    • ‘Most patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease do not progress to advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis.’
    • ‘If infection and inflammation continue, fibrosis, or tissue scarring, occurs.’
    • ‘The nonneoplastic liver showed mild fibrosis without signs of cirrhosis or hepatitis.’
    • ‘Asbestosis is the interstitial pneumonitis and fibrosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin fibra (see fiber) + -osis.

Pronunciation:

fibrosis

/fīˈbrōsəs/