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sclerosis Explained

sclerosis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


sclerosis at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) scleroses

sclerosis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1392, from M.L. sclirosis "a hardness, hard tumor," from Gk. sklerosis "hardening," from skleros "hard." ///

sclerosis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] technical [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: Greek sklerosis 'hardening', from skleros 'hard']// a disease that causes an organ or soft part of your body to become hard// -- sclerotic/skl[hA369]r[hA361]t[hA366]k $ -r[hA35A][hA359]-/ adj // multiple sclerosis//

sclerosis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "sclerosis":
abscess, ague, anemia, angina, angina pectoris, ankylosis, anoxia,
aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, apnea, apoplectic stroke,
apoplexy, arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis, asphyxiation, asthma,
ataxia, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, atrophy,
auricular fibrillation, backache, beriberi heart, bleeding,
blennorhea, cachexia, cachexy, calcification, callusing,
cardiac arrest, cardiac insufficiency, cardiac shock,
cardiac stenosis, cardiac thrombosis, carditis, case hardening,
chill, chills, colic, concretion, congenital heart disease,
constipation, convulsion, cor biloculare, cor juvenum,
cor triatriatum, cornification, coronary, coronary insufficiency,
coronary thrombosis, coughing, crystallization, cyanosis, diarrhea,
diastolic hypertension, dizziness, dropsy, dysentery, dyspepsia,
dyspnea, edema, emaciation, encased heart, endocarditis,
extrasystole, fainting, fatigue, fatty heart, fever, fibrillation,
fibroid heart, firming, flask-shaped heart, flux, fossilization,
frosted heart, granulation, growth, hairy heart, hardening,
heart attack, heart block, heart condition, heart disease,
heart failure, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hornification,
hydrops, hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, hypotension,
icterus, indigestion, induration, inflammation, insomnia,
ischemic heart disease, itching, jaundice, labored breathing,
lapidification, lithification, low blood pressure, lumbago,
marasmus, mitral insufficiency, mitral stenosis,
myocardial infarction, myocardial insufficiency, myocarditis,
myovascular insufficiency, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis,
ossification, ox heart, pain, palpitation, paralysis,
paralytic stroke, paroxysmal tachycardia, pericarditis,
petrifaction, petrification, pile, premature beat, pruritus,
pseudoaortic insufficiency, pulmonary insufficiency,
pulmonary stenosis, rash, rheum, rheumatic heart disease,
round heart, seizure, setting, shock, skin eruption, sneezing,
solidification, sore, spasm, steeling, stiffening, stony heart,
stroke, tabes, tachycardia, tempering, thrombosis, toughening,
tricuspid insufficiency, tricuspid stenosis, tumor, turtle heart,
upset stomach, varicose veins, varix, ventricular fibrillation,
vertigo, vitrifaction, vitrification, vomiting, wasting

sclerosis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] (medical) a condition in which soft tissue in the body becomes hard, in a way that is not normal
sclerotic adjective

Sclerosis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sclerosis \Scle*ro"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. (??, fr. sklhro`s
1. (Med.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of
induration produced in an organ by increase of its
interstitial connective tissue.

2. (Bot.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification.

{Cerebro-spinal sclerosis} (Med.), an affection in which
patches of hardening, produced by increase of the
neuroglia and atrophy of the true nerve tissue, are found
scattered throughout the brain and spinal cord. It is
associated with complete or partial paralysis, a peculiar
jerking tremor of the muscles, headache, and vertigo, and
is usually fatal. Called also {multiple, disseminated, or
insular, sclerosis}.

sclerosis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue [syn: {induration}]
[also: {scleroses} (pl)]

sclerosis at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » sc=polytonic|σκλήρωσις|tr=sklerosis||an induration, from *Inter: term » |sc=polytonic|σκληροῦν|tr=skleroyn|to harden, indurate, from Inter: term » sc=polytonic|σκληρός|tr=skleros||hard


* Inter: rhymes » əʊsɪs


Inter: en-noun » scleroses
  • Inter: patholog » y The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery.

    Derived terms

    * arteriosclerosis
    • atherosclerosis
    • sclerotic
    • multiple sclerosis
    • osteosclerosis

      Related terms

      * sclera


      Inter: trans-top » abnormal hardening of body tissues
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sklerose|c, Inter: t- » da|sclerose|c (informal)
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|sclerose
    • French: sclérose {{f}}
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Sklerose|f
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|hersli|n, Inter: t- » is|sigg|n
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|skleroze|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|sklerose|m
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|sklerose|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|склероз|m|tr=skl'eróz
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|skleros|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

    Category: Category:English words suffixed with -osis -
    Translation: fr » sclerosis
    Translation: io » sclerosis
    Translation: my » sclerosis
    Translation: pl » sclerosis
    Translation: pt » sclerosis
    Translation: ta » sclerosis
    Translation: vi » sclerosis
    Translation: zh » sclerosis