[skleer-uh-tuh-zey-shuh n, skler-] /ˌsklɪər ə təˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsklɛr-/
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 […]
noun, plural sclerotomies. Surgery. 1. incision into the sclera, as to extract foreign bodies. noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical incision into the sclera sclerotomy scle·rot·o·my (sklə-rŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision through the sclera of the eye.
sclerotylosis scle·ro·ty·lo·sis (sklēr’ō-tī-lō’sĭs) n. An inherited disorder associated with gastrointestinal cancer and marked by atrophic fibrosis of the skin, hypoplasia of the nails, and palmoplantar keratoderma. Also called scleroatrophy.