scleromalacia

[ sklîr′ō-mə-lāshə ]

n.

Degenerative thinning of the sclera, occurring in persons with rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen disorders.

Nearby words

  1. staphylion,
  2. staphylo-,
  3. staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome,
  4. staphylococcemia,
  5. staphylococcosis,
  6. staphylococcus antitoxin,
  7. staphylococcus aureus,
  8. staphylococcus pyogenes albus,
  9. staphyloderma,
  10. staphylodermatitis


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