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Sclerosis

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Sclerosis

(Science: pathology) A induration or hardening, especially hardening of a part from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance. The term is used chiefly for such a hardening of the nervous system due to hyperplasia of the connective tissue or to designate hardening of the blood vessels.

Origin: gr. Sklerosis = hardness