from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pathological thickening and hardening of the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen in the skin or other organs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sclerodermia.
  • n. Same as
  • n. A genus of gasteromycetous fungi having the peridium simple and coriaceous, rupturing irregularly and the gleba divided by irregular partitions. S. verrucosum is a common and widely distributed species occurring in grassy places.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
  • n. genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles


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