sclerotization
noun see sclerotized

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  • sclerotization — /sklear euh teuh zay sheuhn, skler /, n. the state of being sclerotized. [1955 60; SCLEROTIZ(ED) + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • sclerotization — scle·ro·ti·za·tion …   English syllables

  • sclerotization — ˌsklirətə̇zāshən, ler , ˌtīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: sclerotized + ation : the quality or state of being sclerotized * * * /sklear euh teuh zay sheuhn, skler /, n. the state of being sclerotized. [1955 60; SCLEROTIZ(ED) + ATION] * * * sclerot …   Useful english dictionary

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