sclerotized
adjective Etymology: 1sclerotic + -ize + 1-ed Date: circa 1890 hardened especially by the formation of sclerotin <
sclerotized insect cuticle
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sclerotization noun

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  • sclerotized — /sklear euh tuyzd , skler /, adj. 1. (esp. of the cuticle of an arthropod) hardened by the presence of substances other than chitin, as by scleroproteins, waxes, or calcium salts. 2. Pathol. sclerosed. [1960 65; SCLEROT(IC) + IZE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • sclerotized — or sclerotised sklɪərətʌɪzd, sklɛ adjective Entomology hardened by conversion into sclerotin. Derivatives sclerotization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sclerotized — scle·ro·tized …   English syllables

  • sclerotized — scle•ro•tized [[t]ˈsklɪər əˌtaɪzd, ˈsklɛr [/t]] adj. biochem. hardened, esp. by sclerotin …   From formal English to slang

  • sclerotized — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌtīzd adjective Etymology: sclerotic (I) + ize + ed : sclerosed; especially : hardened by substances other than chitin used chiefly of the cuticle of an insect …   Useful english dictionary

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