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sclerous

[skleer-uh s, skler-]
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adjective
  1. hard; firm; bony.

Origin of sclerous

First recorded in 1835–45; scler- + -ous
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Examples from the Web for sclerous

Historical Examples

  • Lactic acid, applied with one to ten or more parts of water is also of value in the sclerous and verrucous types.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon


British Dictionary definitions for sclerous

sclerous

adjective
  1. anatomy pathol hard; bony; indurated

Word Origin

C19: from Greek sklēros hard
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sclerous in Medicine

sclerous

(sklîrəs, sklĕr-)
adj.
  1. Scleroid.
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