American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pathological thickening and hardening of the skin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sclerodermia.
- n. Same as
- n. A genus of gasteromycetous fungi having the peridium simple and coriaceous, rupturing irregularly and the gleba divided by irregular partitions. S. verrucosum is a common and widely distributed species occurring in grassy places.
- n. medicine A chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen in the skin or other organs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.
- n. an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
- n. genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
“There, the bleeding was finally stopped; but the doctors discovered that she had developed a skin disease called scleroderma.”
“Systemic sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma, is characterized by the formation of fibrosis, ...”
“The condition called scleroderma affects your hands and feet.”
“These include conditions such as scleroderma and lupus.”
“Around 20 percent of healthy women also have high ANA levels, and a positive result to the ANA test can be due to other autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma,”
“During the 1990s, litigation by thousands of women alleged that systemic illnesses including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma had been caused by silicone seeping through the body.”
“• Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA): This profile helps look for diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, lupus, polymyostitis, and scleroderma which can be sources of arthritic pain.”
“People with rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus SLE and other forms of autoimmunity are often depressed.”
“We have taken care of people at home with palliative care for six or seven years — people with a range of cancers, scleroderma, emphysema and shortness of breath, says Diane Meier, a geriatrician at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.”
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of or relating to the skin
hard, hardened, or hardening
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