American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Affected or marked by sclerosis.
- adj. Anatomy Of or relating to the sclera.
- n. See sclera.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of sclerosis.
- Related to or derived from ergot. Also sclerotinic.
- n. Same as sclerotica.
- n. A medicine which hardens and consolidates the parts to which it is applied.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the sclera
- adj. Having sclerosis
- adj. Hard and insular, often in sclerotic bureaucracy
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Hard; firm; indurated; -- applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical.
- adj. (Med.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed.
- n. (Anat.) The sclerotic coat of the eye. See
Illust.of eye (d).
- adj. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from ergot or the sclerotium of a fungus growing on rye.
- adj. of or relating to the sclera of the eyeball
- adj. relating to or having sclerosis; hardened.
“In his critique of the traditional Shia clergy -- a group that he described as sclerotic and superstitious, enemies of progress and true Islam -- Shariati had exempted Khomeini, praising him for his fierce fight against despotism and colonialism.”
“Right now, if you have a bad aortic valve--if you have advanced heart disease, or most people who age develop what's called a sclerotic aortic valve, their aortic valve literally becomes brittle and hard and doesn't open well, and those patients can go into heart failure, and a lot of them are just too sick for surgery.”
“Lining the inner surface of the sclerotic is the second coat, the choroid.”
“More to the point: literary study may or may not have become "sclerotic" pre-theory, but so what?”
“Publication of WikiLeaks sourced private US comments on the corruption and nepotism of a hated "sclerotic" regime is said to have helped create Tunisia's protest, and generated talk by US commentators of a "Wikileaks revolution".”
“In a confidential 2009 U.S. cable leaked recently by WikiLeaks, an official wrote that Mr. Ben Ali's rule had degenerated into a "sclerotic" regime.”
“He rejects the idea that Israel's salvation lies in alignment with the Saudis and other "sclerotic" Sunni regimes.”
“The diplomats report the tyrannical tendencies of the junta but also point out many problems with the "sclerotic" leadership of a democratic opposition and its undemocratic ways.”
“Although a potential friend to America in the region, the country is troubled by nepotism, corruption, and the 'sclerotic' regime of ageing president Ben Ali.”
“Warning that the MoD's bureaucracy was becoming "sclerotic", Air Chief Marshal, Sir Jock Stirrup, chief of the defence staff, added: "The growth in the number of people is hindering decision-making.”
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