in-durative

induration

[in-doo-rey-shuhn, -dyoo-]
noun
1.
the act of indurating.
2.
the state of being indurated.
3.
Geology.
b.
hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
4.
Pathology.
a.
a hardening of an area of the body as a reaction to inflammation, hyperemia, or neoplastic infiltration.
b.
an area or part of the body that has undergone such a reaction.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin indūrātiōn- (stem of indūrātiō) a hardening. See indurate, -ion

indurative, adjective
nonindurative, adjective
unindurative, adjective
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induration in·du·ra·tion (ĭn'də-rā'shən, -dyə-)
n.

  1. The hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ, especially the skin, because of inflammation, infiltration of a neoplasm, or an accumulation of blood.

  2. A focus or region of abnormally hardened tissue.

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