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Meaning of KELOID

Pronunciation:  'keeloyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
 

KELOID is a 6 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: cheloid
 
 See Also: cicatrice, cicatrix, scar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ke"loid\, a. [Gr. ? tumor + -oid.] (Med.)
    Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular
    excrescences upon the skin. -- n. A keloid tumor.
    
    
  2. \Ke"loid\, a. [Gr. ? crab's claw + -oid: cf. F.
    k['e]lo["i]de, ch['e]lo["i]de.] (Med.)
    Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular
    excrescences upon the skin.
    
    
  3. \Ke"loid\, n.
    A keloid tumor.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Abnormal accumulation of scar tissue after surgery or injury.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A keloid is a hypertrophic scar due to fibrous nodular growth in a healing process.
 

 

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