What does sclerosis mean?

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sklɪˈroʊ sɪsscle·ro·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sclerosis, indurationnoun

    any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue


  1. sclerosisnoun

    The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery.


  1. sclerosis

    Sclerosis is a medical term referring to the hardening or stiffening of a structure or organ in the body often caused by the overgrowth or replacement of normal tissue with fibrous, tough, connective tissue. It can occur due to chronic inflammation, persistent injury, or as a result of diseases such as multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The specific organ or area affected defines the type of sclerosis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sclerosisnoun

    induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue

  2. Sclerosisnoun

    hardening of the cell wall by lignification

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. (, fr. sklhro`s hard.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sclerosis

    A pathological process consisting of hardening or fibrosis of an anatomical structure, often a vessel or a nerve.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sclerosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sclerosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sclerosis in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Schneider:

    I feel like I can handle a lot of things. I can handle a parasitic infection and separating lesions, arterial sclerosis. But this stuff...I just want to go through life thinking people are happy, naive as that may sound.

  2. Eileen Curran:

    It’s troubling to hear that a person’s disability would be made fun of by others, multiple sclerosis, which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, is an often misunderstood disease.

  3. Dennis Bourdette:

    In the multiple sclerosis field, there are a very small number of physicians who prescribe Acthar, and I've never understood why these physicians do that, if these accusations are true, it may provide an explanation.

  4. Steve Brown/Photoshot/Getty Images:

    I couldn't play anymore, it was a form of multiple sclerosis, which I don't wish on my worst enemy.

  5. Theresa Hannigan:

    He asked how it benefitted me, and as soon as I gave him an example, he got it, he asked if the device could help his father-in-law, who has multiple sclerosis … and asked [the inventors, ‘What do you need?’.

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