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Definition of cystic fibrosis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


cystic fibrosis

NAmE//ˌsɪstɪk faɪˈbroʊsəs//
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a serious medical condition that some people are born with, in which glands in the lungs and other organs do not work correctly. It often leads to infections and can result in early death.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cystic fibrosis