cystic fibrosis: Meaning and Definition of

cys'tic fibro'sis

Pronunciation: [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a hereditary chronic disease of the exocrine glands, characterized by the production of viscid mucus that obstructs the pancreatic ducts and bronchi, leading to infection and fibrosis.
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