scirrhus : Related Words Words similar in meaning to scirrhus


  • noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
    tumor; neoplasm.

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  • noun a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  • noun a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    • The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

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(Med.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease. Written also skirrhous.

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  • verb make an incision into by carving or cutting

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  • noun any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
    secretor; secreter; secretory organ.

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  • adjective satellite relating to or affected with cancer
    • a cancerous growth
  • adjective satellite like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads
    • remorse was cancerous within him
    • pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children

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  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    • The cold hardened the butter

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  • adjective satellite allowing light to pass through diffusely
    • translucent amber
    • semitransparent curtains at the windows

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