Sclerotium Scle*ro"ti*um, n.; pl. {Sclerotia}. [NL., fr. Gr. sklhro`s hard.] 1. (Bot.) A hardened body formed by certain fungi, as by the {Claviceps purpurea}, which produces ergot. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The mature or resting stage of a plasmodium. [1913 Webster]

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