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sclerotized

[ skleer-uh-tahyzd, skler- ]
/ ˈsklɪər əˌtaɪzd, ˈsklɛr- /
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adjective
(especially of the cuticle of an arthropod) hardened by the presence of substances other than chitin, as by scleroproteins, waxes, or calcium salts.
Pathology. sclerosed.
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Origin of sclerotized

First recorded in 1960–65; sclerot(ic) + -ize + -ed2
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