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sclerotic

[skli-rot-ik] /sklɪˈrɒt ɪk/
adjective
1.
Also, scleral. Anatomy. of or pertaining to the sclera.
2.
Pathology, Botany. pertaining to or affected with sclerosis.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Neo-Latin sclērōticus of hardening, equivalent to Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness (derivative of sklērós hard; see sclero-) + Neo-Latin -icus -ic
Related forms
subsclerotic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subsclerotic

sclerotic

/sklɪəˈrɒtɪk/
adjective
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
noun
4.
another name for sclera
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin sclērōticus, from Greek; see scleroma
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Word Origin and History for subsclerotic

sclerotic

adj.

early 15c., "pertaining to sclerosis," from medical Latin scleroticus, from Greek skleroun (see sclerosis). Figurative meaning "unchanging, rigid" is from 1961.

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subsclerotic in Medicine

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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