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sclerotic

[ skli-rot-ik ]
/ sklɪˈrɒt ɪk /
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adjective

Also scleral. Anatomy. of or relating to the sclera.
Pathology, Botany. pertaining to or affected with sclerosis.

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Origin of sclerotic

1535–45; <New Latin sclērōticus of hardening, equivalent to Greek sklērṓt(ēs) hardness (derivative of sklērós hard; see sclero-) + New Latin -icus-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM sclerotic

sub·scle·rot·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sclerotic

sclerotic
/ (sklɪəˈrɒtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the sclera
of, relating to, or having sclerosis
botany characterized by the hardening and strengthening of cell walls

noun

another name for sclera

Word Origin for sclerotic

C16: from Medieval Latin sclērōticus, from Greek; see scleroma
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Medical definitions for sclerotic

sclerotic
[ sklə-rŏtĭk ]

adj.

Affected or marked by sclerosis.
Of or relating to the sclera of the eye.

n.

sclera
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