Definition of 'cystic fibrosis'
Example sentences containing 'cystic fibrosis'
Times, Sunday Times (2006) The Sun (2006)
The pair grew close over two years while having gruelling hospital treatment for lung disease cystic fibrosis.The Sun (2011)
This involves them inserting a healthy copy of the faulty cystic fibrosis gene into the linings of the airways.The Sun (2010) The Sun (2011)
With her lungs ravaged by the progressive disease cystic fibrosis, her only hope was a lung transplant.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
One person in 25 is a carrier and two people who are carriers can have a child with cystic fibrosis.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
By growing cells from embryos with diseases like cystic fibrosis, we can learn more about the condition and treatments.The Sun (2008)
In one recent case a young cystic fibrosis sufferer was given the lungs of a donor who had smoked for 30 years.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2016) The Sun (2011) The Sun (2014)
One in twenty-five Britons carries the faulty gene that causes cystic fibrosis.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It has also been found to help sufferers of cystic fibrosis, chronic heart failure, muscular dystrophy and asthma.Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2013)
KILLER genetic lung disease cystic fibrosis has been halted with a new spray that delivers healthy DNA.The Sun (2015)
Word ListsHuman diseases
Definition of cystic fibrosis from the Collins English Dictionary
Why every generation is at risk
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.