induration


in·du·ra·tion

noun \ˌin-də-ˈrā-shən, -dyə-\

Definition of INDURATION

:  the process of or condition produced by growing hard; specifically :  sclerosis especially when associated with inflammation
in·du·ra·tive \ˈin-də-ˌrā-tiv, -dyə-; in-ˈdür-ə-, -ˈdyür-\ adjective

First Known Use of INDURATION

14th century

in·du·ra·tion

noun \ˌin-d(y)ə-ˈrā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDURATION

1
: an increase in the fibrous elements in tissue commonly associated with inflammation and marked by loss of elasticity and pliability : sclerosis
2
: a hardened mass or formation

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