keloid etymology

English word keloid comes from English -oid, Ancient Greek χηλή, and later French chéloïde (Keloid.)

Detailed word origin of keloid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
χηλή Ancient Greek (grc)
chéloïde French (fra) Keloid.
keloid English (eng) (pathology, intransitive) To form a keloid. (pathology) A hard raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury.

Words with the same origin as keloid

Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid
Descendants of χηλή
chela chelate cheli- keloidal keloidosis