Word Key

Atresia • As in biliary atresia, congenital closure, or absence of some or all of the major bile ducts

Crohn's disease • Inflammatory bowel disease marked by patchy areas of inflammation from the mouth to the anus

Hemarthrosis • Bloody effusion inside the joint

Hematoma • Swelling composed of a mass of clotted blood confined to an organ, tissue, or space or caused by a break in the blood vessel

Keloid • Scar that forms at the site of injury that appears to have a rubbery consistency and shiny surface

Porcine • Of or relating to swine (pigs)


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