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n. thickening and scarring of connective tissue, most often a consequence of inflammation or injury. Pulmonary interstitial fibrosis is thickening and stiffening of the lining of the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs, causing progressive breathlessness. See also cystic fibrosis, retroperitoneal fibrosis. —fibroticadj.

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