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.
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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