scleroderma

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scle·ro·der·ma

 (sklîr′ə-dûr′mə)
n.
A pathological thickening and hardening of the skin.

scleroderma

(ˌsklɪərəʊˈdɜːmə) ,

sclerodermia

or

scleriasis

n
(Pathology) a chronic progressive disease most common among women, characterized by a local or diffuse thickening and hardening of the skin
[C19: from New Latin sclerōdermus, from Greek, from sklēros hard + derma skin]

scle•ro•der•ma

(ˌsklɪər əˈdɜr mə, ˌsklɛr-)

n.
a disease in which connective tissued becomes hardened and rigid.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scleroderma - an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissuescleroderma - an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
morphea - localized scleroderma
2.Scleroderma - genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Sclerodermataceae, Sclerodermataceae - a family of fungi or order Sclerodermatales with a single-layered peridium; includes earthballs
earthball, hard-skinned puffball, puffball, false truffle - any of various fungi of the genus Scleroderma having hard-skinned subterranean fruiting bodies resembling truffles
Scleroderma aurantium, Scleroderma citrinum - an earthball fungus that is a dingy brownish yellow and a dark purplish interior; the peridium is covered with a pattern of small warts
Scleroderma flavidium, star earthball - an earthball with a smooth upper surface that is at first buried in sand; the top of the fruiting body opens up to form segments like the ray of an umbel
Scleroderma bovista, smooth earthball - an earthball with a peridium that is firm dry and smooth when young but developing cracks when mature; pale orange-yellow when young and reddish brown at maturity
Translations

scle·ro·der·ma

n. escleroderma, esclerodermia, induración y casi total atrofia de la epidermis.

scleroderma

n esclerodermia, esclerosis sistémica progresiva; localized — esclerodermia localizada