from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sclerotize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, same as sclerosed.
- In pathology, same as sclerosed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The head capsule of larval caddisflies and their first two thoracic segments are sclerotized.
The head is often a complete capsule but the thorax and abdomen are usually soft and flexible, only rarely covered with sclerotized plates.
The aquatic larvae are distinguishable from those of other insects by their sclerotized head capsule, by the structure of their mouthparts, and by the possession of two or three segmented antennae.
Aquatic adults are all heavily sclerotized with fairly compact bodies.
Fully developed larvae of either species which had failed to pupate on food treated at 5-20 ppm had more sclerotized integuments and were larger, than those on untreated food.
Their bodies are protected by an exoskeleton of sclerotized cuticle and is divided into three regions: head, thorax and abdomen.
There are very masculine Women as well as very feminine Men, and this doesn’t mean they have to become Transgender (or Hijras) to please your sclerotized Idea(s) about how Women should (must!) be or how Men should (must!) be.
Forbidding Women to pray the Way they want and feel, it is like forbidding them to study or making a Professional Career due to a sclerotized Perception of Women’s Role.
The more or less sclerotized Perception of the Genders/Roles – in a Society – affects one’s Education/Mentality.
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