Definition of Keloid

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

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



Definition of Keloid

1. a. Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin.

2. a. Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin.

3. n. A keloid tumor.

Definition of Keloid

1. Noun. (pathology) A hard raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Keloid

1. a scar caused by excessive growth of fibrous tissue [n -S] : KELOIDAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Keloid

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 Keloid

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keloid (current term)
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Literary usage of Keloid

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1. An Introduction to dermatology by Norman Purvis Walker (1905)
"True keloid is a very characteristic growth, and is admirably represented ... In this case, as in many others which have been observed, the keloid commenced ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1879)
"The sacral and trochanteric regions show similar masses of keloid, but in these parts the entire scar is not universally affected, and the skin is much ..."

3. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"keloid is a fibrocellular new growth of the corium appearing as one or several variously sized, ... keloid; over sternum. greater than a large pea or bean, ..."

4. Essentials of diseases of the skin by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1899)
"Describe the clinical appearance of keloid. The growth begins as a small, ... What course does keloid pursue ? Chronic; usually lasting throughout life. ..."

5. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"Acne keloid.—Acne keloid is a term descriptive of a disease occurring usually on the nucha and scalp, formerly supposed to be a keloid (Cf. Dermatitis ..."

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