carnify

carnify

[kahr-nuh-fahy]
verb (used with object), carnified, carnifying.
1.
to form or turn into flesh.
verb (used without object), carnified, carnifying.
2.
Pathology. to undergo carnification.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -fy

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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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