Origin of scleroidscler(o)- + -oid
(comparative more scleroid, superlative most scleroid)
- (botany) Having a hard texture.
- The shells of nuts are scleroid.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Ancient Greek hard + form.