How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"sclero" is from "skleros" (hard) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "hard" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|The sclerometer was invented in the nineteenth century to give a more accurate measurement of mineral hardness.|
|In severe scleroderma, multiple organ systems can be involved.|