sclerotic

sclerotic

[skli-rot-ik]
adjective
1.
Also, scleral. Anatomy. of or pertaining to the sclera.
2.
Pathology, Botany. pertaining to or affected with sclerosis.

Origin:
1535–45; < Neo-Latin sclērōticus of hardening, equivalent to Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness (derivative of sklērós hard; see sclero-) + Neo-Latin -icus -ic

subsclerotic, adjective
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sclerotic (sklɪəˈrɒtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the sclera
2.  of, relating to, or having sclerosis
3.  botany characterized by the hardening and strengthening of cell walls
 
n
4.  another name for sclera
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin sclērōticus, from Greek; see scleroma]

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sclerotic scle·rot·ic (sklə-rŏt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Affected or marked by sclerosis.

  2. Of or relating to the sclera of the eye.

n. or scle·rot·i·ca (-rŏt'ĭ-kə)
See sclera.
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