Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of, or pertaining to, a sclerotal: distinguished from sclerotic.
- Same as sclerotic.
- n. In zoology, a bone of the eyeball; one of a number of scleroskeletal ossifications developed in the sclerotic coat of the eye, usually consisting of a ring of small flat squarish bones encircling the cornea, having slight motion upon one another, but collectively stiffening the coat of the eye and preserving the peculiar shape which it has, as in an owl, for instance. In birds the sclerotals are usually from twelve to twenty in number.
- n. Same as sclerotica.
- adj. anatomy sclerotic
- n. anatomy The optic capsule; the sclerotic coat of the eye.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Sclerotic.
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