Scirrhus

Scir"rhus

(?), n.;
pl. L. Scirrhi (#), E. Scirrhuses (#).
[NL., from L. scirros, Gr. , , fr. , , hard.] (Med.) (a) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland. [Obs.] (b) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.
[Sometimes incorrectly written schirrus; written also skirrhus.]

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