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Sclerotic  adj.  
Hard; firm; indurated; applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.
(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical.
(Med.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed.
Sclerotic parenchyma (Bot.), sclerenchyma. By some writers a distinction is made, sclerotic parenchyma being applied to tissue composed of cells with the walls hardened but not thickened, and sclerenchyma to tissue composed of cells with the walls both hardened and thickened.

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... of concentrically arranged coats and of refracting media inclosed in them. The coats are three in number, namely, (1) an external protective tunic made up of the sclerotic and cornea; (2) a middle vascular and pigmentary tunic, the choroid; (3) an internal nervous layer, the retina. The sclerotic is the white, opaque part of the outer tunic, of which it forms about the posterior five-sixths, ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Words linked to "Sclerotic" :   sclera, sclerosed, sclerotic coat

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