Sclerosis meaning

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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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The hardening of cells by the formation of a secondary wall and the deposition of lignin.
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A hardening of the cell wall of a plant, usually by an increase of lignin.
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The hardening of cells by the formation of a secondary wall and the deposition of lignin.
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(pathology) The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery.
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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