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[skli-roh-muh] /sklɪˈroʊ mə/
noun, plural scleromas, scleromata
[skli-roh-muh-tuh] /sklɪˈroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a tumorlike hardening of tissue.
Origin of scleroma
From the Greek word sklḗrōma, dating back to 1675-85. See scler-, -oma Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for scleroma


noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
(pathol) any small area of abnormally hard tissue, esp in a mucous membrane
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Greek, from sklēroun to harden, from sklēros hard
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scleroma in Medicine

scleroma scle·ro·ma (sklə-rō'mə)
n. pl. scle·ro·mas or scle·ro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An indurated patch of body tissue especially in the upper respiratory tract.

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