Sclerotic
Sclerotic Scle*rot"ic, a. [Gr. sklhro`s hard: cf. F. scl['e]rotique.] 1. Hard; firm; indurated; -- applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed. [1913 Webster]

{Sclerotic parenchyma} (Bot.), sclerenchyma. By some writers a distinction is made, sclerotic parenchyma being applied to tissue composed of cells with the walls hardened but not thickened, and sclerenchyma to tissue composed of cells with the walls both hardened and thickened. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sclerotic — Scle*rot ic, n. [Cf. F. scl[ e]rotique.] (Anat.) The sclerotic coat of the eye. See Illust. of {Eye} (d) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sclerotic — Scle*rot ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from ergot or the sclerotium of a fungus growing on rye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sclerotic — 1540s, from medical L. scleroticus, from Gk. skleroun (see SCLEROSIS (Cf. sclerosis)). Meaning “unchanging, rigid” is from 1961 …   Etymology dictionary

  • sclerotic — [skli rät′ik] adj. [ModL scleroticus < Gr sklērotēs, hardness: see SCLERA] 1. hard; sclerosed 2. of, characterized by, or having sclerosis 3. of the sclera …   English World dictionary

  • sclerotic — 1. Relating to or characterized by sclerosis. 2. SYN: scleral. * * * scle·rot·ic sklə rät ik adj 1) being or relating to the sclera <the sclerotic layer of the eye> 2) of, relating to, or affected with sclerosis <a sclerotic blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • sclerotic — [sklɪə rɒtɪk, sklə ] adjective 1》 Medicine of or having sclerosis. 2》 Anatomy relating to the sclera. 3》 rigid; unable to adapt: a sclerotic political system. noun another term for sclera …   English new terms dictionary

  • sclerotic — 1) (sclerotic coat) n. See: sclera 2) adj. affected with sclerosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sclerotic — scle•rot•ic [[t]sklɪˈrɒt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) anat. oph of or pertaining to the sclera 2) bot pat pertaining to or affected with sclerosis 3) rigid or unchanging: a sclerotic bureaucracy[/ex] • Etymology: 1535–45; < ML sclēroticus= Gk sklērót(ēs)… …   From formal English to slang

  • sclerotic — I. adjective Date: 1543 1. being or relating to the sclera 2. of, relating to, or affected with sclerosis II. noun Etymology: Medieval Latin sclerotica, from Greek *sklērōtos, verbal of Greek sklēroun to harden Date: 1690 sclera …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sclerotic — /skli rot ik/, adj. 1. Also, scleral. Anat. of or pertaining to the sclera. 2. Pathol., Bot. pertaining to or affected with sclerosis. [1535 45; < NL scleroticus of hardening, equiv. to Gk sklerót(es) hardness (deriv. of sklerós hard; see SCLERO… …   Universalium

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