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sclerotized

[skleer-uh-tahyzd, skler-] /ˈsklɪər əˌtaɪzd, ˈsklɛr-/
adjective
1.
(especially of the cuticle of an arthropod) hardened by the presence of substances other than chitin, as by scleroproteins, waxes, or calcium salts.
2.
Pathology, sclerosed.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; sclerot(ic) + -ize + -ed2
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  • Each plate appeared strongly sclerotized bearing numerous of respiratory units.
  • Species identification involved measuring and observing the shape of different sclerotized parts of the parasite.
  • Some of the axial and ray parenchyma cells are sclerotized in nonconducting phloem.

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