scleroma

[ skli-roh-muh ]
/ sklɪˈroʊ mə /

noun, plural scle·ro·mas, scle·ro·ma·ta [skli-roh-muh-tuh]. /sklɪˈroʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a tumorlike hardening of tissue.

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Origin of scleroma

From the Greek word sklḗrōma, dating back to 1675–85. See scler-, -oma
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British Dictionary definitions for scleroma

scleroma
/ (sklɪəˈrəʊmə) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas

pathol any small area of abnormally hard tissue, esp in a mucous membrane

Word Origin for scleroma

C17: from New Latin, from Greek, from sklēroun to harden, from sklēros hard
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Medical definitions for scleroma

scleroma
[ sklə-rōmə ]

n. pl. scle•ro•mas

An indurated patch of body tissue especially in the upper respiratory tract.
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