Scler"o*base\ (? or ?), n. [Gr. sklhro`s hard + ba`sis base.] (Zo["o]l.) The calcareous or hornlike coral forming the central stem or axis of most compound alcyonarians; -- called also foot secretion. See Illust. under Gorgoniacea, and C[oe]nenchyma. -- Scler`o*ba"sic, a.
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