carnification

carnification

[kahr-nuh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun Pathology.
the conversion of tissue into flesh or a fleshlike substance, as of lung tissue into fibrous tissue as a result of pneumonia.

Origin:
1725–35; carni(fy) + -fication

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carnify (ˈkɑːnɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(intr) pathol (esp of lung tissue, as the result of pneumonia) to be altered so as to resemble skeletal muscle
 
[C17: from Latin carō flesh + facere to make]
 
carnification
 
n

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