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scleroma

 [sklĕ-ro´mah]
a hardened patch or induration of skin or mucous membrane.
respiratory scleroma rhinoscleroma.

rhi·no·scle·ro·ma

(rī'nō-sklē-rō'mă),
A chronic granulomatous process involving the nose, upper lip, mouth, and upper air passages; starts usually as a growth of hard smooth nodules in the anterior nares that spreads backward into the pharynx, larynx, trachea, and even bronchi; it may involve the external auditory meatus and is caused by a specific bacterium, Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis.
Synonym(s): scleroma
[rhino- + G. sklērōma, an induration]

scleroma

/scle·ro·ma/ (sklĕ-ro´mah) a hardened patch or induration, especially of the nasal or laryngeal tissues.
respiratory scleroma  rhinoscleroma.

scleroma

(sklə-rō′mə)
n. pl. sclero·mas or sclero·mata (-mə-tə)
An abnormally hard patch of body tissue especially in the upper respiratory tract.

scleroma

(1) A nonspecific term for an indurated circumscribed subcutaneous or submucosal mass, in particular granulation tissue. 
(2) Rhinoscleroma, see there.

scleroma

Induration, see there.

scle·ro·ma

(skler-ō'mă)
A circumscribed indurated focus of granulation tissue in the skin or mucous membrane.
[G. sklērōma, an induration]

scleroma

a hardened patch or induration of skin or mucous membrane.