keloid

Keloid \Ke"loid\, a. [Also spelled {cheloid}.] [F. k['e]lo["i]de, from Gr. chhlh` crab's claw + -oid: cf. F. k['e]lo["i]de, ch['e]lo["i]de.] (Med.) Applied to a variety of tumor forming hard, flat, irregular excrescences upon the skin, or to keloid scar tissue. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]