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sclerosisnoun [U]

uk   /skləˈrəʊ.sɪs/  us   /-ˈroʊ-/ specialized
a ​medicalcondition that ​causesbodytissue or ​organs to ​becomeharder, ​especially the arteries (= ​thicktubescarryingblood from the ​heart)
sclerotic
adjective uk   /-ˈrɒt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈrɑː.t̬ɪk/ specialized
sclerotic ​arteriesfigurative disapproving The ​taxcuts are ​designed to ​bringgrowth to a sclerotic (= very ​slowlydeveloping and not ​easilychanged)economy.
(Definition of sclerosis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sclerosisnoun [U]

 us   /skləˈroʊ·sɪs/
medical a ​medicalcondition that ​causes the ​softorgans and ​tissues of the ​body to ​become hard
(Definition of sclerosis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指动脉的)硬化…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指動脈的)硬化…
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