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red hepatization

red hepatization in Medicine

red hepatization n.
The first stage of hepatization of lung tissue in pneumonia, in which the exudate is blood-stained.

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  • As she was with calf, the lungs of the fœtus were examined, disclosing a beautiful state of red hepatization.

    Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings

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