scleroid

[ skleer-oid, skler- ]
/ ˈsklɪər ɔɪd, ˈsklɛr- /

adjective Biology.

hard or indurated.

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Origin of scleroid

First recorded in 1855–60; scler- + -oid
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Example sentences from the Web for scleroid

  • Associated words: scleroid, enucleate, enucleation, inenucleable.

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British Dictionary definitions for scleroid

scleroid
/ (ˈsklɪərɔɪd) /

adjective

(of organisms and their parts) hard or hardened
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Medical definitions for scleroid

scleroid
[ sklîroid′ ]

adj.

Hard or hardened.
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