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
[skleer-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, skler-] /ˌsklɪər ə təˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsklɛr-/ noun 1. the state of being sclerotized.
adjective 1. (especially of the cuticle of an arthropod) hardened by the presence of substances other than chitin, as by scleroproteins, waxes, or calcium salts. 2. Pathology. sclerosed.
noun 1. Embryology. the part of a mesodermal somite contributing to the development of the vertebrae and ribs. 2. Surgery. an instrument for use in performing a sclerotomy. 3. Zoology. a fibrous partition separating successive myotomes. sclerotome scle·ro·tome (sklēr’ə-tōm’) n. A knife used in sclerotomy. A group of mesenchymal cells emerging from the ventromedial part […]