Definition of keloid in English:

keloid

noun

Medicine
  • An area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury.

    • ‘Clinically, the lesions are papular and may be mistaken for keloids.’
    • ‘If the patient is prone to keloids, special garments may be used to reduce this scarring.’
    • ‘Other non-life threatening complications include pain, keloids, dermoid cysts, introital and vaginal stenosis, neuromas, painful intercourse, and increased infertility rates.’
    • ‘It's an affordable over-the-counter remedy that's said to visibly improve keloids, burns and some scars.’
    • ‘These complications included keloids, wound dehiscence, incisional hernias, and chronic abscesses at the wound site.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: via French from Greek khēlē crab's claw + -oid.

Pronunciation:

keloid

/ˈkēloid/