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scle•ro•sis



Pronunciation: (skli-rō'sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key]

1. Pathol.a hardening or induration of a tissue or part, or an increase of connective tissue or the like at the expense of more active tissue.
2. Bot.a hardening of a tissue or cell wall by thickening or lignification.

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