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a combining form meaning “hard,” used with this meaning, and as a combining form of sclera, in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating hardness: sclerosis
of or relating to the sclera: sclerotomy

sclero- or scler-

Hard: scleredema.

Hardness: sclerogenous.

Sclera: scleritis.


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