cirrhosis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κιρρός (kirrhós, tawny) and -osis.

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  • IPA(key): /sɪˈɹoʊ.sɪs/
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Noun[edit]

cirrhosis (plural cirrhoses)

  1. (pathology) A chronic disease of the liver caused by damage from toxins (including alcohol), metabolic problems, hepatitis, or nutritional deprivation, characterised by an increase in fibrous tissue and the destruction of liver cells.
  2. (by extension) Interstitial inflammation of kidneys, lungs, and other organs.

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