An example of sclerosis is a rigid state of the knee due to thickening or hardening.
Origin of sclerosis
- Middle English sclirosis from Medieval Latin sclīrōsis from Greek sklērōsis hardening from sklēroun to harden scleroma
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ÏƒÎºÎ»Î®ÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (sklerosis, “an induration"), from *ÏƒÎºÎ»Î·ÏÎ¿á¿¦Î½ (skleroyn, “to harden, indurate"), from ÏƒÎºÎ»Î·ÏÏŒÏ‚ (skleros, “hard")