Adjective "keloids" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈkiːlɔɪd/

Definitions and examples

noun

An area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury.
  1. 'Clinically, the lesions are papular and may be mistaken for keloids.'
  2. 'It's an affordable over-the-counter remedy that's said to visibly improve keloids, burns and some scars.'

More definitions

1. an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision.

More examples(as adjective)

"scars can be keloids."

Origin

(keloid)Mid 19th century: via French from Greek khēlē ‘crab's claw’ + -oid.