Meaning of SCLEROSIS in English


— sclerosal , adj.

/skli roh"sis/ , n. , pl. scleroses /-seez/ .

1. Pathol. a hardening or induration of a tissue or part, or an increase of connective tissue or the like at the expense of more active tissue.

2. Bot. a hardening of a tissue or cell wall by thickening or lignification.

[ 1350-1400; ME sklérosis hardening. See SCLER-, -OSIS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .