[skleer-uh-fil-ee] /ˈsklɪər əˌfɪl i/
the normal development of much sclerenchyma in the leaves of certain plants, as some desert plants, resulting in thickened, hardened foliage that resists loss of moisture.
[skleer-uh-proh-teen, -tee-in] /ˌsklɪər əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. protein that is fibrous and insoluble in water, serving a protective or supportive function in the body. scleroprotein /ˌsklɪərəʊˈprəʊtiːn/ noun 1. any of a group of insoluble stable proteins such as keratin, elastin, and collagen that occur in skeletal and connective tissues Also called albuminoid […]
noun, plural scleroses [skli-roh-seez] /sklɪˈroʊ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. Pathology. 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. Botany. a hardening of a tissue or cell wall by thickening or lignification. noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) 1. (pathol) […]
sclerosant scle·ro·sant (sklə-rō’sənt, -zənt) n. An injectable irritant that is used in the treatment of varicose veins and that causes inflammation and subsequent fibrosis, thus obliterating the lumen of the vein.
[sin-tl-ey-ter] /ˈsɪn tlˌeɪ tər/ noun, Physics. 1. a phosphor capable of producing scintillations. scintillator /ˈsɪntɪˌleɪtə/ noun 1. (physics) a phosphor that produces scintillations scintillator scin·til·la·tor (sĭn’tl-ā’tər) n. A substance that glows when hit by high-energy particles or photons.