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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: Greek sklerosis 'hardening', from skleros 'hard'

sclerosis

noun
     
scle‧ro‧sis [uncountable] technical
MI a disease that causes an organ or soft part of your body to become hard
sclerotic adjective
multiple sclerosis
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