Scleroid
Scleroid Scle"roid, a. [Gr. ?; sklhro`s hard + e'i^dos form.] (Bot.) Having a hard texture, as nutshells. [1913 Webster]

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  • scleroid — scleroíd adj. m., pl. scleroízi; f. sg. scleroídă, pl. scleroíde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SCLEROÍD, Ă adj. cu aspect dur. (< fr. scléroïde) …   Dicționar Român

  • scleroid — [sklir′oid΄] adj. [ SCLER(O) + OID] Biol. hard or hardened …   English World dictionary

  • scleroid — adj. Bot. & Zool. having a hard texture; hardened. Etymology: Gk skleros hard * * * scleroid, a. (skˈlɪərɔɪd) [f. Gr. σκληρό ς hard + oid.] a. Bot. ‘Having a hard texture, as the shells of nuts’. b. Zool. ‘Hard, as a sclere or sclerite;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scleroid — /sklear oyd, skler /, adj. Biol. hard or indurated. [1855 60; SCLER + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scleroid — Indurated or sclerotic, of unusually firm texture, leathery, or of scarlike texture. SYN: sclerosal, sclerous. [sclero + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * scle·roid (sklērґoid) [sclero + oid] having a hard texture …   Medical dictionary

  • scleroid — adj. hard, stiff, indurated (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scleroid — scle·roid …   English syllables

  • scleroid — scle•roid [[t]ˈsklɪər ɔɪd, ˈsklɛr [/t]] adj. Biol. bio hard or indurated • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • scleroid — /ˈsklɛrɔɪd/ (say skleroyd) adjective Biology hard or indurated …   Australian English dictionary

  • sclerosal — SYN: scleroid. * * * scle·ro·sal (sklə roґsəl) indurated …   Medical dictionary

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