sclerosis

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(sklĕ-rō′sĭs)

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[Gr. sklērōsis, hardening]
A hardening or induration of an organ or tissue, esp. one due to excessive growth of fibrous tissue.
SEE: arteriosclerosis; SEE: cerebrosclerosis
sclerotic (-rot′ik)
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(sklĕ-rō′sĭs)

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[Gr. sklērōsis, hardening]
A hardening or induration of an organ or tissue, esp. one due to excessive growth of fibrous tissue.
SEE: arteriosclerosis; SEE: cerebrosclerosis
sclerotic (-rot′ik)
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, adj.

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