sclerosing

play
adjective scle·ros·ing \sklə-ˈrō-siŋ, -ziŋ\

Definition of sclerosing

  1. :  causing or characterized by sclerosis sclerosing agents

Origin and Etymology of sclerosing

New Latin sclerosis + English 1-ing


First Known Use: 1885


Medical Dictionary

sclerosing

play play
adjective scle·ros·ing \sklə-ˈrō-siŋ, -ziŋ\

Medical Definition of sclerosing

  1. :  causing or characterized by sclerosis a sclerosing agent that induces an inflammatory response leading to a fibrotic process—Lisette R. Teixeira et al—see subacute sclerosing panencephalitis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sclerosing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!