sclerosing

adjective

scle·​ros·​ing sklə-ˈrō-siŋ How to pronounce sclerosing (audio)
-ziŋ
: causing or characterized by sclerosis
sclerosing agents

Word History

Etymology

New Latin sclerosis + English -ing entry 1

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sclerosing was in 1885

Dictionary Entries Near sclerosing

Cite this Entry

“Sclerosing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerosing. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

sclerosing

adjective
scle·​ros·​ing sklə-ˈrō-siŋ How to pronounce sclerosing (audio) -ziŋ How to pronounce sclerosing (audio)
: causing or characterized by sclerosis
a sclerosing agent that induces an inflammatory response leading to a fibrotic processLisette R. Teixeira et al.
see subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
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