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Pronunciation: fi'bro-gli-o'sis

Definition: A cellular reaction within the brain, usually in response to a penetrating injury, in which both astrocytes and fibroblasts participate and which culminates in a fibrous and glial scar.

[fibro- + G. glia, glue, + -osis, condition]

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