- a disease in which connective tissue anywhere in the body becomes hardened and rigid.
Origin of scleroderma
Examples from the Web for scleroderma
Historical Examples of scleroderma
Parasiticus means a parasite; so called because it grows on a Scleroderma.
Scleroderma is from two Greek words: scleros, hard; derma, skin.
Is there any difficulty in reaching a diagnosis in scleroderma?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The genus Geaster does not appear in the collection, nor Scleroderma.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The species Scleroderma vulgare is very common in woods, and has sometimes been mistaken for a form of Truffle.
sclerodermia (ˌsklɪərəʊˈdɜːmɪə) or scleriasis (sklɪˈraɪəsɪs)
- a chronic progressive disease most common among women, characterized by a local or diffuse thickening and hardening of the skin
Word Origin for scleroderma
Word Origin and History for scleroderma
- A collagen disease characterized by the deposition of fibrous tissue into the skin and often other organs, causing tissue hardening and thickening.dermatosclerosis
- progressive systemic sclerosis
- A connective tissue disease characterized by the deposition of fibrous tissue into the skin and often other organs, causing tissue hardening and thickening.