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 (sklîr′əs, sklĕr′-)
Hardened or bony.
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(Anatomy) anatomy pathol hard; bony; indurated
[C19: from Greek sklēros hard]
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(ˈsklɪər əs, ˈsklɛr-)

hard; firm; bony.
[1835–45; < Greek sklērós; see sclero-, -ous]
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