Definition of sclerotic in English:

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sclerotic

Pronunciation: /skləˈrädik/

adjective

1 Medicine Of or having sclerosis.
Example sentences
  • A striking topographic relationship of focal inflammation and sclerotic atrophy was seen in areas with erosion of the epithelium.
  • Histologically, the tumor may display solid, papillary, hemorrhagic, and sclerotic areas.
  • Most cause lytic lesions with the exception of prostate and thyroid cancer, which cause sclerotic lesions.
2Becoming rigid and unresponsive; losing the ability to adapt: sclerotic management
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  • The fact that the government would welcome such politically tendentious rubbish shows how far the sclerotic gestures of the adversary culture have taken over establishment taste.
  • In contrast to the ossified and sclerotic humanities, for example, business studies now accounts for about a third of university activity and teaches about half the foreign students.
  • The War Department in the 1920s was indeed sclerotic, and Mitchell was indeed a visionary.
3 Anatomy Relating to the sclera.

noun

another term for sclera.
Example sentences
  • The dorsal and ventral sclerotics are the most strongly ossified.
  • Most previous authors have referred to these as sclerotics.

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