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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