Definition of cirrhosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cirrhosis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈrəʊsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊsɪs//
 
[uncountable] Addiction
 
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a serious disease of the liver, caused especially by drinking too much alcohol See related entries: Addiction Word Origin early 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek kirrhos ‘tawny’ (because this is the colour of the liver in many cases).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cirrhosis