myofibrosis

myofibrosis

 [mi″o-fi-bro´sis]
replacement of muscle tissue by fibrous tissue.
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my·o·fi·bro·sis

(mī'ō-fī-brō'sis),
Chronic myositis with diffuse hyperplasia of the interstitial connective tissue pressing upon and causing atrophy of the muscular tissue.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

my·o·fi·bro·sis

(mī'ō-fī-brō'sis)
Chronic myositis with diffuse hyperplasia of the interstitial connective tissue pressing upon and causing atrophy of the muscular tissue.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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