Meaning of “sclerosis” in the English Dictionary

"sclerosis" in British English

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sclerosisnoun [ U ]

uk /skləˈrəʊ.sɪs/ us /-ˈroʊ-/ specialized
adjective uk /-ˈrɒt.ɪk/ us /-ˈrɑː.t̬ɪk/ specialized

sclerotic arteries
figurative disapproving The tax cuts are designed to bring growth to a sclerotic (= very slowly developing and not easily changed) economy.

(Definition of “sclerosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sclerosis" in American English

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sclerosisnoun [ U ]

us /skləˈroʊ·sɪs/

medical a medical condition that causes the soft organs and tissues of the body to become hard

(Definition of “sclerosis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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