noun, plural sclerotia
[skli-roh-shee-uh] /sklɪˈroʊ ʃi ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology.
a vegetative, resting food-storage body in certain higher fungi, composed of a compact mass of hardened mycelia.
noun (pl) -tia (-ʃɪə)
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.
- Sclerotic dentin
sclerotic dentin n. Dentin that has become translucent due to calcification of the dentinal tubules as a result of injury or normal aging. Also called transparent dentin.
noun, Pathology. 1. scleritis.