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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: fibrosis 'increase of fiber in a part of the body' 1800-1900 Modern Latin, from Latin fibra; FIBER

cystic fibrosis

noun
     
cystic fi‧bro‧sis [uncountable]
MI a serious medical condition, especially affecting children, in which breathing and digesting food is very difficult
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