progressive systemic sclerosis

n.

A systemic disease marked by formation of hyalinized and thickened collagenous fibrous tissue, with thickening and adhesion of skin to underlying tissues, especially of the hands and face.scleroderma

Nearby words

  1. progressive ophthalmoplegia,
  2. progressive participle,
  3. progressive party,
  4. progressive pigmentary dermatosis,
  5. progressive staining,
  6. progressive tax,
  7. progressive vaccinia,
  8. progressive-resistance exercise,
  9. progressively,
  10. progressivism


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