Share this entry

Share this page

scleroid

Syllabification: scle·roid
Pronunciation: /ˈskli(ə)rˌoid, ˈskler-
 
/

Definition of scleroid in English:

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Having a hard or hardened texture.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek sklēros 'hard'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…