Scle*re"ma (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. hard.] Med.

Induration of the cellular tissue.

Sclerema of adults. See Scleroderma. -- Sclerema neonatorum () [NL., of the newborn], an affection characterized by a peculiar hardening and rigidity of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues in the newly born. It is usually fatal. Called also skinbound disease.


© Webster 1913.

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