scleroderma

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From Ancient Greek σκληρός (sklērós, hard) + New Latin, from Ancient Greek δέρμα (dérma, skin, hide), from δέρω (dérō, to skin, to flay); sclero- +‎ -derma.

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scleroderma (plural sclerodermas)

  1. (medicine) A chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by hardening the skin or other organs through excessive deposits of collagen.

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