Definition of Cheloid

1. Noun. Raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair.

Exact synonyms: Keloid
Generic synonyms: Cicatrice, Cicatrix, Scar



Definition of Cheloid

1. keloid [n -S] - See also: keloid

Medical Definition of Cheloid

1. A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar due to the formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the corium during connective tissue repair. Origin: Gr. Kel = tumour, eidos = form This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheloid

chelicera
chelicerae
cheliceral
chelicerate
chelicerates
chelicerous
chelidamic
chelidamic acid
chelidon
chelidonius
cheliferous
cheliform
cheliped
chelipeds
chelkarite
cheloid (current term)
cheloid scar
cheloids
chelone
chelones
chelonian
chelonian reptile
chelonians
chelotropic
chelp
chelping
chelsea boy
chelsea boys
chelyabinskite
chem-

Literary usage of Cheloid

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Its cheloid character immediately occurred to me, and through the polite kindness of Dr. Dewey, the tumour and its complete history were freely given me. ..."

2. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"The name cheloid from x'n^ia claw was applied to these growths by Alibert about 1815. He described two types, namely " true or idiopathic ..."

3. A Treatise on diseases of the skin: With Special Reference to Their by McCall Anderson (1887)
"The appearances presented are very similar to those of true cheloid, ... Spurious differs also from true cheloid in that there is no accompanying itching, ..."

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