/sklear'euh derr"meuh teuhs, skler'-/, adj.
1. Zool. covered with a hardened tissue, as scales.
2. of or pertaining to scleroderma.
[1895-1900; SCLERO- + -DERMATOUS]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sclerodermatous — [sklir΄ədʉr′mə təs, skler΄dʉr′mə təs] adj. Zool. covered with a hard outer tissue, as of horny scales or plates …   English World dictionary

  • sclerodermatous — Marked by, or resembling, scleroderma. * * * sclero·der·ma·tous dər mət əs adj of, relating to, or affected with scleroderma <sclerodermatous changes over the shins, forearms, knees, hands, and feet (Lancet)> * * * scle·ro·der·ma·tous… …   Medical dictionary

  • sclerodermatous — adj. covered with hard and scaly skin (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sclerodermatous — scle·ro·der·ma·tous …   English syllables

  • sclerodermatous — /sklɛroʊˈdɜmətəs/ (say skleroh dermuhtuhs) adjective covered with a hardened tissue, as scales …   Australian English dictionary

  • sclerodermatous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|dərməd.əs adjective Etymology: scler + dermatous 1. a. : having a hard external covering (as of bony plates or horny scales) b. : having a skeleton of scleroderm 2. [New Latin sclerodermat , scleroderma + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Porphyria cutanea tarda — Literally, the late skin form of porphyria, a genetic photosensitive (light sensitive) skin disease with onset in adult life with substances called uroporphyrins in the urine due to a deficiency of uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (UROD), an enzyme …   Medical dictionary

  • scleroderma —   n. disease marked by hardening of skin.    ♦ sclerodermic,    ♦ sclerodermous,    ♦ sclerodermatous, a. hard skinned; having bony armour …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -dermatous — |dərməd.əs, ə̄m , əim , mətəs adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin dermata + English ous : having a (specified) type of skin sclerodermatous * * * a combining form meaning skinned, possessing skin, used to form compound words in which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sclerodermic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷mik adjective Etymology: New Latin scleroderma + English ic : sclerodermatous 2 …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.