sclerostomy scle·ros·to·my (sklə-rŏs’tə-mē)
Surgical perforation of the sclera, as in the treatment of glaucoma.
[skleer-uh-ther-uh-pee, skler-] /ˌsklɪər əˈθɛr ə pi, ˌsklɛr-/ noun 1. Medicine/Medical. a treatment for varicose veins in which blood flow is diverted and the veins collapsed by injection of a hardening solution, also used cosmetically in spider veins to eliminate discoloration. sclerotherapy scle·ro·ther·a·py (sklēr’ō-thěr’ə-pē) n. Treatment, as for varicose veins, involving the injection of a sclerosing […]
noun, plural sclerotia [skli-roh-shee-uh] /sklɪˈroʊ ʃi ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia. noun (pl) -tia (-ʃɪə) 1. a compact mass of hyphae, that is formed by certain fungi and gives rise to new fungal growth or spore-producing structures
adjective 1. Also, scleral. Anatomy. of or relating to the sclera. 2. Pathology, Botany. pertaining to or affected with sclerosis. adjective 1. of or relating to the sclera 2. of, relating to, or having sclerosis 3. (botany) characterized by the hardening and strengthening of cell walls noun 4. another name for sclera sclerotic scle·rot·ic (sklə-rŏt’ĭk) […]
- Sclerotic body
sclerotic body n. A vegetative rounded muriform cell of dematiaceous fungi, characteristic of the causative agent of chromomycosis in tissue. Also called copper penny.