sclerotized

adjective
scler·​o·​tized | \ ˈskler-ə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce sclerotized (audio) \

Definition of sclerotized

: hardened especially by the formation of sclerotin sclerotized insect cuticle

Other Words from sclerotized

sclerotization \ ˌskler-​e-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce sclerotized (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sclerotized

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sclerotized

sclerot(ic) entry 1 + -ize + -ed entry 1

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The first known use of sclerotized was circa 1890

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“Sclerotized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerotized. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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