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Late Middle English, from New Latin scirros.


IPA(key): /ˈsɪ.ɹəs/, /ˈskɪ.ɹəs/


scirrhus (plural scirrhuses or scirrhi)

  1. (obsolete) An indurated organ or part, especially a gland.
  2. (obsolete) A cancerous tumour which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “scirrhus” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)