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Meaning of sclerosis

scle•ro•sis

Pronunciation: (skli-rō'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. 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. a hardening of a tissue or cell wall by thickening or lignification.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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