Origin of sclerotic
Examples from the Web for sclerotic
The International Commercial Aviation Organization, sclerotic as ever, has “task forces” assigned to the problem.
In MS, the amount and quality of myelin is abnormal, replaced by “sclerotic” plaques, the hallmark of the disease.Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?|Kent Sepkowitz|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has hampered the flow of capital and added to the sclerotic recovery.JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss Fueled by Efforts to Avoid Risk|Zachary Karabell|May 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It came too late for some, of course, as almost simultaneously we saw the sclerotic auto companies collapsing before us.
The rami of the mandible are united at the symphysis, and there is an ossified ring in the sclerotic.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
As a matter of fact, most sclerotic processes are so chronic as to be compensatory in their action for many other degenerations.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
The margin of the iris is firmly connected with the eyeball all round, at the junction of the sclerotic and the cornea.
Lining the inner surface of the sclerotic is the second coat, the choroid.
At the line of junction of the sclerotic and cornea the iris passes across the interior of the eye.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for sclerotic
Word Origin for sclerotic
Word Origin and History for sclerotic
early 15c., "pertaining to sclerosis," from medical Latin scleroticus, from Greek skleroun (see sclerosis). Figurative meaning "unchanging, rigid" is from 1961.