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noun, plural scleromas, scleromata
[skli-roh-muh-tuh] /sklɪˈroʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a tumorlike hardening of tissue.
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
(pathol) any small area of abnormally hard tissue, esp in a mucous membrane

scleroma scle·ro·ma (sklə-rō’mə)
n. pl. scle·ro·mas or scle·ro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
An indurated patch of body tissue especially in the upper respiratory tract.


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