Definition of Scleroderma

1. Noun. An autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin.

Exact synonyms: Dermatosclerosis
Generic synonyms: Autoimmune Disease, Autoimmune Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Morphea



2. Noun. Genus of poisonous fungi having hard-skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles.

Definition of Scleroderma

1. n. A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.

Definition of Scleroderma

1. Noun. (medicine) A chronic disease characterized by excessive deposits of collagen in the skin or other organs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scleroderma

1. [n -MATA or -MAS]

Medical Definition of Scleroderma

1. Hardening of skin. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scleroderma

sclerobase
sclerobases
scleroblastema
sclerochoroidal
sclerochoroiditis
sclerochoroiditis anterior
sclerochoroiditis posterior
sclerochronological
sclerochronology
scleroconjunctival
sclerocornea
sclerocorneal junction
sclerocystic disease of the ovary
sclerodactyly
scleroderm
scleroderma (current term)
sclerodermas
sclerodermata
sclerodermatitis
sclerodermatous
sclerodermite
sclerodermites
sclerodermous
sclerogen
sclerogenous
scleroid
scleroiritis
sclerokeratitis
sclerokeratoiritis
scleroma

Literary usage of Scleroderma

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1. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of advanced students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1910)
"The former is the variety usually known as diffuse symmetric scleroderma ... Duhring maintains that morphea is distinct from scleroderma, and it must be ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"As to whether these two forms are distinct affections, there is difference of opinion. The clinical picture of circumscribed scleroderma or ..."

3. Pathology and treatment of diseases of the skin: For Practitioners and Students by Moriz Kaposi (1895)
"DIFFUSE CONNECTIVE-TISSUE HYPERTROPHIES. scleroderma. ... Subsequently this cutaneous affection also received the names scleroderma ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin: For the Use of Students and by James Nevins Hyde (1888)
"scleroderma is a chronic affection, characterized by a circumscribed or relatively diffuse induration, rigidity, fixation, and subsequent atrophy of the ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"In some cases of scleroderma there were so many nervous phenomena that they ... CHARLES L. DANA said the only case of undoubted scleroderma among his ..."

6. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"Circumscribed scleroderma, or Morphea.—This type of scleroderma, which is identical with the keloid of Addison, is characterized by the occurrence of one or ..."

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