Adjective "keloid" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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 keloid."


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