scler·​o·​tized ˈskler-ə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce sclerotized (audio)
: hardened especially by the formation of sclerotin
sclerotized insect cuticle
sclerotization noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sclerotized was circa 1890

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“Sclerotized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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