sclerous

[ skleer-uh s, skler- ]
/ ˈsklɪər əs, ˈsklɛr- /

adjective

hard; firm; bony.

Origin of sclerous

First recorded in 1835–45; scler- + -ous
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Examples from the Web for sclerous

  • Lactic acid, applied with one to ten or more parts of water is also of value in the sclerous and verrucous types.

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British Dictionary definitions for sclerous

sclerous
/ (ˈsklɪərəs) /

adjective

anatomy pathol hard; bony; indurated

Word Origin for sclerous

C19: from Greek sklēros hard
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Medical definitions for sclerous

sclerous
[ sklîrəs, sklĕr- ]

adj.

Scleroid.
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