a combining form meaning “hard,” used with this meaning, and as a combining form of sclera, in the formation of compound words: sclerometer.
Also, especially before a vowel, scler-.

combining form of Greek sklērós hard Unabridged
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sclero- or (before a vowel) scler-
combining form
1.  indicating hardness: sclerosis
2.  of or relating to the sclera: sclerotomy
[from Greek sklēros hard]
scler- or (before a vowel) scler-
combining form
[from Greek sklēros hard]

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sclero- or scler-

  1. Hard: scleredema.

  2. Hardness: sclerogenous.

  3. Sclera: scleritis.

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