from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hard or stony external skeleton of sclerodermatous zoantharians, or corals in an ordinary sense; corallum; coral.
  • noun A member of the Sclerodermata, as a madrepore.
  • noun A plectognath fish of the group Sclerodermi, having the skin rough and hard, as the file-fish, etc.
  • Of or pertaining to the Sclerodermi; sclerodermous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of a tribe of plectognath fishes (Sclerodermi) having the skin covered with hard scales, or plates, as the cowfish and the trunkfish.
  • noun One of the Sclerodermata.
  • noun Hardened, or bony, integument of various animals.


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