/sklear"euh tuyzd', skler"-/, adj.
1. (esp. of the cuticle of an arthropod) hardened by the presence of substances other than chitin, as by scleroproteins, waxes, or calcium salts.
2. Pathol. sclerosed.
[1960-65; SCLEROT(IC) + -IZE + -ED2]

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