Sclerosis Definition

sklə-rōsĭs
scleroses
noun
scleroses
An abnormal hardening of body tissues or parts, esp. of the nervous system or the walls of arteries.
Webster's New World
A hardening of the cell wall of a plant, usually by an increase of lignin.
Webster's New World
A disease characterized by this.
Webster's New World
Sclerosis is a hardening of a cell wall or body tissues.
An example of sclerosis is a rigid state of the knee due to thickening or hardening.
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Synonyms:
induration

Other Word Forms of Sclerosis

Noun

Singular:
sclerosis
Plural:
scleroses

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 σκλήρωσις (sklerosis, “an induration"), from *σκληροῦν (skleroyn, “to harden, indurate"), from σκληρός (skleros, “hard")

    From Wiktionary

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