American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thickening or hardening of a body part, as of an artery, especially from excessive formation of fibrous interstitial tissue.
- n. A disease characterized by this thickening or hardening.
- n. Botany The hardening of cells by the formation of a secondary wall and the deposition of lignin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hardening or induration; specifically, the increase of the sustentacular tissue (neuroglia, or connective tissue) of a part at the expense of the more active tissue.
- n. In botany, the induration of a tissue or cell-wall either by thickening of the membranes or by their lignification (that is, by the formation of lignin in them).
- n. pathology The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.
- n. (Bot.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification.
- n. any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
- From Ancient Greek σκλήρωσις (sklerosis, "an induration"), from *σκληροῦν (skleroyn, "to harden, indurate"), from σκληρός (skleros, "hard") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sclirosis, from Medieval Latin sclīrōsis, from Greek sklērōsis, hardening, from sklēroun, to harden; see scleroma. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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