noun Pathology.
sclerosis, or hardening, especially of the skin.

1855–60; scler- + (ed)ema Unabridged
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sclerema scle·re·ma (sklə-rē'mə)

  1. Induration of the subcutaneous fat.

  2. Sclerema neonatorum.

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