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

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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