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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: skler-e-de'ma

Definition: Hard nonpitting edema of the skin of the dorsal aspect of the upper body and extremities, giving a waxy appearance and no sharp demarcation; seen in diabetic patients and in scleredema adultorum.

[scler- + G. oidema, a swelling (edema)]

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