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sclerotic

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

1535–45; < New Latin sclērōticus of hardening, equivalent to Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness (derivative of sklērós hard; see sclero-) + New Latin -icus -ic
Related formssub·scle·rot·ic, adjective
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sclerotic

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
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noun
  1. another name for sclera
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Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin sclērōticus, from Greek; see scleroma
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Word Origin and History for 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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sclerotic in Medicine

sclerotic

(sklə-rŏtĭk)
adj.
  1. Affected or marked by sclerosis.
  2. Of or relating to the sclera of the eye.
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n.
  1. sclera