scleroderma meaning

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Noun: scleroderma  `skli(u)ru'durmu
  1. An autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
    - dermatosclerosis
Noun: Scleroderma
  1. Genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles
    - genus Scleroderma

Derived forms: sclerodermas

Type of: autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder, fungus genus

Part of: family Sclerodermataceae, Sclerodermataceae

Encyclopedia: Scleroderma Scleroderma, localized Scleroderma, systemic


[Medicine]
n pl -mas or -ma·ta : a usu. slowly progressive disease marked by the deposition of fibrous connective tissue in the skin and often in internal organs —called also dermatosclerosis

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  1. scleroderma is a term used to describe a disease of the skin.
  2. because there is so little known about the underlying defect in scleroderma or its pathogenesis, no specific treatment is available.
  3. the cause of scleroderma remains largely unknown
  4. characteristics of embryonic development of scleroderma sichuanensis
  5. the cause of scleroderma is unknown

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