from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a tribe of plectognath fishes (Sclerodermi) having the skin covered with hard scales, or plates, as the cowfish and the trunkfish.
  • n. One of the Sclerodermata.
  • n. Hardened, or bony, integument of various animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hard or stony external skeleton of sclerodermatous zoantharians, or corals in an ordinary sense; corallum; coral.
  • n. A member of the Sclerodermata, as a madrepore.
  • n. A plectognath fish of the group Sclerodermi, having the skin rough and hard, as the file-fish, etc.
  • Of or pertaining to the Sclerodermi; sclerodermous.


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