fibroid etymology

English word fibroid comes from English -oid, English fibro- (Fibre/fiber; fibrous.)

Detailed word origin of fibroid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
fibro- English (eng) Fibre/fiber; fibrous.
fibroid English (eng) (pathology) A benign tumour of the uterus that is composed of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle.. (pathology) A fibroma.

Words with the same origin as fibroid

Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid
Descendants of fibro-
fibroadenoma fibroatherotic fibroatrophy fibrocalcific fibrocartilage fibrocystic fibrodysplasia fibroelastoma fibroepithelial fibroferrite fibrofibrinous fibrogenic fibrohistiocytoma fibroinflammatory fibrolamellar fibrolite fibroma fibronodular fibropapilloma fibrosclerosis fibrosclerotic fibrosis fibrothorax fibroxanthoma