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Sclerosis is the term used to describe where there has been wear & tear to a bone, and the body has attempted to make the bony area stronger by depositing new bone & calcium into the area. The area shows up as whiter that the rest of the bone in the area (because of the extra calcium)...
It is hardening, induration, or fibrous thickening of tissue. It can be hardening of different tissues such as those of arteries (arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis), of the skin (scleroderma), of the muscles (one type is Multiple Sclerosis ~ MS), etc.

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