Adjective "cirrhosis" definition and examples

(Cirrhosis may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A chronic disease of the liver marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and fibrous thickening of tissue. It is typically a result of alcoholism or hepatitis.
  1. 'There seems little doubt that death rates from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are on the rise.'
  2. 'In heart failure, cirrhosis develops secondary to chronic passive congestion of the liver.'
  3. 'Three people a day died of liver cancer and cirrhosis incurred by hepatitis B.'
  4. 'The longer the duration of liver disease, the more likely that liver failure or cirrhosis is imminent.'
  5. 'However, heavy drinkers have shortened life expectancy as a result of accidents and diseases, including liver cirrhosis.'
  6. 'Chronic infection can lead to liver inflammation, cirrhosis, cancer and death.'
  7. 'Other risk factors include asthma, cirrhosis, diabetes, and ulcerative colitis.'
  8. 'Among the most prevalent liver diseases in this group are hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis.'
  9. 'Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, and accidents are the major causes of death.'
  10. 'Last year 1714 women died from liver cirrhosis, 680 more than from cervical cancer.'

More definitions

1. a disease of the liver characterized by increase of connective tissue and alteration in gross and microscopic makeup.

More examples(as adjective)

"presidents can be cirrhosis."

"misuses can be cirrhosis."

"deaths can be cirrhosis."


Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek kirrhos ‘tawny’ (because this is the colour of the liver in many cases).