sclerotized

[ skleer-uh-tahyzd, skler- ]

adjective
  1. (especially of the cuticle of an arthropod) hardened by the presence of substances other than chitin, as by scleroproteins, waxes, or calcium salts.

  2. Pathology. sclerosed.

Origin of sclerotized

1
First recorded in 1960–65; sclerot(ic) + -ize + -ed2

Words Nearby sclerotized

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