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condensation

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noun con·den·sa·tion \ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shən, -dən-\

Medical Definition of condensation

  1. 1:  the act or process of condensing: asa:  a chemical reaction involving union between molecules often with elimination of a simple molecule (as water) to form a new more complex compound of often greater molecular weightb:  the conversion of a substance (as water) from the vapor state to a denser liquid or solid state usually initiated by a reduction in temperature of the vapor

  2. 2:  representation of several apparently discrete ideas by a single symbol especially in dreams

  3. 3:  an abnormal hardening of an organ or tissue <connective tissue condensations>





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